Riding skirt??

Do You Like Your Riding Skirt?

  • Yes

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • No

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I Don't Use It

    Votes: 1 14.3%
  • I Don't Have One

    Votes: 4 57.1%

  • Total voters
    7

Bodshi

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#22
Do people use a black quarter sheet? Those sit just behind the saddle and cover the rump.
I have seen people in white waterproof trousers when it's piddling down.
So if wool to match your jacket it might be ok?
I've never seen anyone using a quarter sheet. You're not even allowed to wear waterproof coats unless given express permission by the hunt. I did think about getting something like a quarter sheet (can't remember the name now, a rump warmer or something) that pulls up behind the saddle when not in use. Thought it would be useful at port stops, but they didn't fold up discretely enough behind the saddle, they just don't look smart. A riding skirt on the other hand ... after all you're allowed one if you're riding side saddle.

Immaterial for me, since Raf's continuing issues have stopped play for nearly the whole season. Do not make plans, do not make plans ...
 

Mary Poppins

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Again, why? Not that I don't like it (although I don't think it would look that nice over the top of normal winter jods) but why wear it at all?
The only reason I can think of it so keep the saddle dry? I guess you spread it out to cover the saddle, but if you were rising trot then surely it would just bunch up underneath you? Looks like too much bother to me.
 

newforest

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#26
I've never seen anyone using a quarter sheet. You're not even allowed to wear waterproof coats unless given express permission by the hunt. I did think about getting something like a quarter sheet (can't remember the name now, a rump warmer or something) that pulls up behind the saddle when not in use. Thought it would be useful at port stops, but they didn't fold up discretely enough behind the saddle, they just don't look smart. A riding skirt on the other hand ... after all you're allowed one if you're riding side saddle.

Immaterial for me, since Raf's continuing issues have stopped play for nearly the whole season. Do not make plans, do not make plans ...
I've seen people hunting in black short waterproof jackets. Depends on the hunt as you say. Pop down here as I know you can wear waterproofs.
Maybe you could do a hunter clip early and then a blanket clip thereafter. Then the horse protects itself to a point.
 
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newforest

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Again, why? Not that I don't like it (although I don't think it would look that nice over the top of normal winter jods) but why wear it at all?
I used to have full Hi viz waterproof riding trousers. They stopped making as not popular. Shame as they were great!
Maybe this idea is because skirts are "in fashion" and the hi viz aspect is useful. However they are long enough. Your lower leg will get soaked. I want a ridden photo to see how it sits, over the saddle? On you?
I am using the cycling half trousers for those in between season days, reflective silver, windproof and waterproof to protect the thighs and only cost £25. They roll up when not in use but as silver I never roll up.