Ladies' riding breeches and Jodhpurs come in a choice of styles to suit every rider. Horze riding trousers are designed for both comfort and style. The perfect pair will help you ride well and look great.
In equestrian sports there are different types of breeches for different disciplines. But good breeches have their price and finding the right ones can take some time. So it's only really worth buying them when you're sure you're going to stick with riding. For the first few rounds on the horse, sturdy jeans are also sufficient. Once you've been bitten by riding fever without any ifs and buts, you should start thinking about the right trousers.
You alone decide which model is best for you. Every rider has their own preferences. It is best to try on several models. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable in your new breeches. However, to give beginners in particular sufficient stability in the saddle, full seat breeches are recommended. The grip for good contact to the saddle should run from the knees to the seat. Such breeches do not let you shift back and forth in the saddle as regular trousers that have no grip. This gives you greater stability and a firm seat in the saddle.
The right breeches for your figure are those which you feel most comfortable in and which you feel good in. Slim riders who don't want to conceal anything can wear almost any pair of breeches. Stronger riders often feel comfortable in trousers that give way a little due to a high stretch content. This makes them feel less limited in their movements.
If you have a problem with the tight-fitting trousers because of stronger calves, you can opt for jodhpur trousers with bootcut. These have a flared leg and are also ideal if you want to wear riding shoes instead of high riding boots. A bootcut flatters strong thighs.
Are you particularly small or tall? Then you can choose shorter riding breeches or ones with extra long legs. Those are available from many different kinds of brands and in various models. Would you like to flatter your figure and optically stretch yourself a bit? Make sure that the seat or knee patch of your breeches is darker than the outer fabric. This stretches your body optically and makes you look slimmer. Short legs are stretched visually with long side seams or contrasting seams on the sides.
Especially on very warm days, horse and rider sweat easily. Having airy and comfortable summer breeches is worth their weight in gold. But which breeches are best?
The most important thing is the right fabric. Breeches should not be too thick and be able to transport moisture away from the body instead of soaking up your sweat.
Special synthetic fibres made of polyester are best suited for this. Light and high-quality workmanship makes them very comfortable on the skin. Natural materials such as cotton, as used in jeans, are heavy and quickly give you the feeling of being sweaty, since they do not transport sweat away from the body but keep it in. Full seat riding breeches are often very warm and not breathable. Depending on the breeches it can happen that the rider feels stuck to the saddle.
On very warm days, breeches with no seat or with knee patch are most comfortable. However, some manufacturers also offer full seat riding breeches with sufficient grip from a material suitable for summer. Breeches with mesh inserts are even more breathable. Riding tights are also worth considering, as they are particularly light in material. Lighter breeches stay cool in the sun, while black ones can get very hot. So you should rather go for lighter-coloured breeches in the summer.
Whether full seat or knee patch breeches are the better choice for you, depends on your preferences and your riding requirements. While good full seat breeches gives you stability at the knees as well as the thighs and seat area, knee patch breeches gives you more freedom of movement.
Especially in summer you will start sweating more easily with full seat breeches, but on cold days they offer more protection against cooling down. Which breeches are right for you also depends on your riding style. Due to a lot of movements in western disciplines for instance, full seat breeches are most suitable here. You will also benefit from the extra support in the saddle and the better protection of your seat when you are on trail rides and demanding rides.
For easy rides you need plenty of freedom of movement and therefore breeches with knee patches are the better choice. There is no general answer to this question, however, as riding tastes vary a lot. Some riders even swear that they prefer breeches without seat as they get along best with those.
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