How to Dress for Horseback Riding

When dressing for horseback riding, it’s important to first think about safety. You want to first make sure that you have a helmet that’s approve to the highest safety standards. And you also want to make sure that you have a good shoe with a hard sole and is certainly closed toe. It can also be a good idea to have a pair of riding pants.

These are a little stretchier than your average pair of pants. And also, has a leather patch on the knee that can help you to grip. It’s also helpful to have either a tall boot or a half chap and these also make riding more comfortable and it helps you to grip on to the horse.

If you’re taking lesson, your riding instructor will certainly like it if you wear a shirt that’s fitted and probably tucked in. This is going to make it easier for your instructor to see how your posture is. And it might even make it easier for you as a rider to not be bog down by loose clothing.

Riding gloves are also really helpful in that they protect your hands from blisters and it makes it easier to hold your reins and get a good grip on your reins. Which is really important when you’re thinking about controlling your horse.