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13th Jul 2000, 09:14 PM
Oh well, as soon as I post a message about riding Western in the UK, I find out that the friends I am going on holiday with in the US (they live there, but none of them ride) would like to go riding together with me! The question: what should I wear for trail riding over there (East Coast, early August). Could someone enlighten me?!?!
13th Jul 2000, 11:23 PM
I wear jeans and a t-shirt, and hiking boots for trail riding in Kansas. This would most likely be fine for you too, but it depends on the riding establishment. Some will require that you wear boots with a half-inch heel (they should have some provided if they require this), and some will require helmets (also provided I should think) If you are not wearing a helmet, take a hat of some sort to keep the sun out of your eyes (and the ticks off your head). Some people don't like to rid ein jeans, but as long as your jeans are not really loose around the thighs you should be okay. You could also wear jods (although you might get weird looks if you're riding western!), or chaps. If it is really hot, I sometimes ride in shorts and half-chaps. Whatever you're most comfortbale in should be fine. If you ride now, your normal riding clothes should be fine. Just don't wear any thin pants (like dress slacks), as they will rub sores on your legs. If you are still in doubt, just wait untill you get to the US, and call the riding place and ask them waht they reccomend.
14th Jul 2000, 03:20 PM
Jeans, t shirt, shoes or boots with a heel, helmet. Trail riding in August in New York can be hot and sticky. Bring a water bottle , sun screen and fly spray. I also like to wear a bandana that I can soak in water and drape around my neck to cool off. Have fun! Happy trails.
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