Like any other sport horse riding has its novices and its fair share of professionals, but regardless of the level of riding, all riders can benefit from the correct equestrian clothing. While beginners to the sport may be reluctant to splash out on some of the kit, it’s a worthwhile investment as not only does equestrian clothing help improve performance but keeps both the rider and pony safe.
Brace with Boots
One of the most recognisable pieces of equestrian clothing, horse riding boots are a staple part of any rider’s wardrobe. Available in short or long styles these boots offer superior grip on the stirrups and knee-high versions can aid the rider in gripping the saddle and maintaining the perfect riding posture allowing better control over the horse. Beginners are best advised to go for a short boot, while those looking to home in their skills may opt for a longer boot.
Falling from a horse is inevitable regardless of whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned pro. Animals can be unpredictable and even if you and your pony have a strong bond, they can easily become spooked or trip over, causing you to fall from a height. Protecting your head with a helmet is absolutely paramount, so much so that most riding schools will not let you on a horse without one. While many yards do have a supply of helmets they can lend, a more hygienic option is to purchase your own as part of your equestrian clothing.
Probably one of the first thing that comes to mind when picturing horse riding is jodhpurs, those tight beige trousers worn by riders the world over. Aside from being fashionable these trousers offer additional grip of the saddle and are aerodynamic when riding, meaning riders wearing this equestrian clothing can exert better control over slight movements.
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