Time to display the poor folks side of Hillary's first blog hop! I love how classy you ladies look in your breeches and boots that I can't even afford to say the names of. Should I ever not be on my current budget, I'm going on a national tour and making you guys dress me. Because yes, I lust for brown boots, too.
|heyyyyy. poor folks ride as well as they dress.|
Let's start from the bottom up.
I school in paddock boots and half chaps. My paddock boots are the cheapest I could find that actually come in my size (That size being Sasquatch sized.). They're synthetic Middleburg lace paddock boots because I hate zippers. I bought these in March. My last pair lasted an entire year, but these are already falling apart. Awesome! Let's hope they hold together until Christmas.
My half chaps are Ariat Stable half chaps that apparently aren't even made anymore. I think they ran about $70 originally, but I bought them on Victory Canter's clearance page for $40. They only had brown left, so I don't match in the slightest. However, they're super comfy and are going strong on year three with no issues.
I school in Horze Active Self Patch breeches. The self patch means that the knee patch is just another layer of fabric. High class? Yes. They run for $55, but I got them during a sale for $30 a couple of years ago. The crotch in them is fraying to a dangerous level, but until my underwear is showing they're going to have to hang in there. I only have two other pairs of breeches, and they're both reserved for showing.
As far as shirts, my favorite to ride in are the Old Navy Vintage tees. You can get them two for $8 in store, and I have about a million. They're super lightweight, soft, and don't show sweat marks as easily. Always a plus.
As far as gloves and socks go, I cycle through gloves every couple of months. I usually ride in Heritage gloves or a cheap pair of batting gloves, but my rubber reins chew through them like butter. My socks are just straight up fabulous. Look through old hoof picture posts to confirm that.