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  • Winter Schooling Attire

    Looking to get my cousin some schooling clothes for the winter, and I don't know what to get ! she is only nine. What are younger girls wearing now days when schooling in the winter?

  • #2
    Well...does she want to look cool or be warm? I know that maybe matters to a 9yo, but I don't care if I look like I am dressed for an Artic expedition if it keeps me warm.

    Also, what type of climate does she "winter" in?
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    • #3
      Kerrits sit-tight and warm breeches if she wants to be cool like I used to care about. Key word 'used to', now it is about the layering game.
      Object is to pile on the most layers as possible and who ever looks like the best version of a colourful and curveless snow man wins!

      I love those mittens with the pinky finger hole separated.

      Mountain horse 3 in 1 jacket with the polar fleece and waterproof layer. Great for all weather.

      LOVE LOVE mountain horse Stella Winter boots.

      Also, you can get those one time use hand warmers.... they rock!


      • #4
        Ariat has a gorgeous new jacket out. It's so new I haven't even seen it in the catelogs yet but my local tack store had one. Warm, waterproof and stylish. Looks like a cross between a fleece jacket and a puffy, but light weight NorthFace jacket. I cannot find a single picture of the thing, but it's pretty sweet.
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        • Original Poster

          Originally posted by Giddy-up View Post
          Well...does she want to look cool or be warm? I know that maybe matters to a 9yo, but I don't care if I look like I am dressed for an Artic expedition if it keeps me warm.

          Also, what type of climate does she "winter" in?
          Her parents would prefer to have her be warm, but when I was nine I didn't really care if i was warm... but still, pa winters can be harsh so she needs warm clothes.


          • #6
            This jacket. Very light weight, flexible, but warm.

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            • #7
              Haven't bought my pair yet, but these look fantastic: http://www.smartpakequine.com/tuff-r...hes-9944p.aspx

              Wish they made a pair in a show-appropriate color!


              • Original Poster

                Any good jods or breeches you could recommend that would fit a nine year old girl? Those kerrtis sit tight and warm breeches are very nice, although I don't think they would fit her Thank you so much for your recommendations!!


                • #9
                  Irideon makes good winter schooling tights for kids. If you want a cute jacket or something, Joules girls' line is CUTE.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ChocolateHooves View Post
                    Her parents would prefer to have her be warm, but when I was nine I didn't really care if i was warm... but still, pa winters can be harsh so she needs warm clothes.
                    In PA the winters have varied a lot recently (at least at this end of the state) so I would go for stuff that can be layered easily so that clothing can be adjusted for the conditions. Winter breeches/jods would be okay, but for the top half I'd go for something like a lighter weight jacket that has room to be layered over a sweater or something rather than Arctic Blizzard Parka that may end up being too warm to use most of the winter.

                    (I mean, not necessarily just an uninsulated raincoat, but something that alone is more fall/early spring weight instead of visiting-Alaska weight. )

                    I'm not sure what that actually means in terms of fashion in the h/j world, what the 'fashionable' options are, but something to keep in mind.

                    (Oh, if she has to tack up or help groom, I would spring for a couple of pairs of washable warm fingerless gloves. They do help keep your hands a bit warmer and those dinky little buckles on bridles can be an interesting challenge when you can't feel your fingertips. )


                    • #11
                      L.L. Bean makes coats and vests with a material called Thinsulate. They are super light weight and thin but SUPER warm. Zero bulk. People like to layer the vests over long sleeve fleece zip ups in contrasting colors. Super cute look that can be adjusted. Warm gloves are a must. I had a pair from Target some years back that I loved. They weren't actual riding gloves but they had grip and were warm without being too bulky. Those are harder to find, especially in kids' sizes I'd bet. I think she'd really value a pair of nice winter gloves.