Horseback Riding ShoesRiding shoes for riders
Which you should carry for riding
Therefore, you should get dressed for the weathers (!). Since we cannot give any warranty for the fitting and hygienic condition of the predecessors, we advise you to buy your own riding gear. Horse riding hats are available at all of the country's horse riding stores, such as St Croix Saddlery, Schatzlein Saddlery and Fleet Farm, as well as via on-line catalogues such as Dover Saddlery and Stateline Tock.
Select shoes that do not get entangled in the stirrups but ensure grip in the stirrups and help keep your feet safe when walked on by a tramp. A good choice are riding shoes, walking shoes or shoes (without low stud soles), shoes that come over the ankles ( (because shoelaces and reeds can get stuck on a stirrup), conservatory shoes (without low stud soles) or other solid shoes with a heel ( 1/2 to 3/4 inch).
Foots do not allow the feet to pass through the stapes. A bad choice are "fashion boots" with high arches/heels, catwalk shoes with plain soles (they are slipy in the stirrup), sneakers ( "tennis shoes" without a step, they can slide through stirrups) or shoes, mocassins, slippers and slippers. Gumboots are beautiful when it's damp and slimy.
There are some gumboot available, but you may want to have your own. An additional set of woollen stocking and/or dry heaters will help in the case of freezing temperatures. You can find our riding shoes in the equestrian stores. Snowmobil or Sorel shoes may be needed in cooler weathers. Breeches are the best option as they do not have an inside stitching (which can rub) and expand with use.
Simply make sure they are relaxed enough so you can lift your legs about 36" to get them into the stirrups to climb the saddle. Long lingerie and/or isolated trousers or tornadoes are advisable in colder, windier weathers. Not only are they suitable for colder conditions - they can help keep your palms from chafing on the leash.
Well, some folks always have riding cloves, others don't. However, the cooler it gets, the hotter you will want your mitts or fists. The chopper works well in the coolest weathers. Caps: When it is chilly or draughty, a thin hood or a thin headgear or hood (cap/face respirator combination) works well under the headgear.
When it' s just drizzly, we usually ride further out and sometimes get into a shower on the way. The ponchos need a girdle to keep them from going up and frightening the horses. An alligator or head warming device really does help to keep you cosy in colder and windier weathers.