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Ever stood in front of your wardrobe, jodhpur in one hand and breech in the other, wondering about the mysteries of equestrian fashion? Well, saddle up, because we're about to trot through the world of horse riding attire, with a few chuckles along the way!

What is the difference between riding breeches and jodhpurs?

Let's start with the basics. Breeches are like the sophisticated older sibling, ending just below the knee, while jodhpurs are the fun-loving youngster, extending down to the ankle. Think of breeches as the tailored trousers of the equestrian world, and jodhpurs as the comfy leggings. Speaking of which, have you seen the SHIRES WESSEX TWO TONE JODHPURS MAIDS? They're as stylish as they are comfy!

What's the difference between horse riding tights and jodhpurs?

Imagine going to the gym in jodhpurs. Awkward, right? That's where riding tights come in. They're the athletic wear of the horse world, offering flexibility and comfort. Unlike jodhpurs, they're skin-tight and often come with nifty features like the SHIRES AUBRION PORTER WINTER RIDING TIGHTS which are fleecy inside for those chilly morning rides.

Why are jodhpurs baggy?

Jodhpurs are the equestrian world's answer to MC Hammer pants. They're baggy to provide comfort and flexibility, especially around the thigh area. Plus, they make for some epic dance moves after a riding session.

Do jodhpurs go over or in boots?

Jodhpurs, unlike their rebellious cousin the skinny jean, sit comfortably over short, jodhpur boots. No tucking in required. Breeches, on the other hand, are tucked into tall boots or paired with gaiters.

Are riding breeches the same as jodhpurs?

While both breeches and jodhpurs might seem like distant relatives at a family reunion, they're distinct. Breeches are shorter, ending below the knee, while jodhpurs run down to the ankle. And if you're looking for some top-notch breeches, the JOHN WHITAKER CLAYTON MENS GRIP KNEE BREECH is a crowd favourite.

What are the two types of breeches?

There's the full seat and the knee patch. The full seat offers more grip, perfect for dressage riders, while the knee patch is popular among jumpers. It's like choosing between a full English breakfast and a continental one – both delicious, just depends on your mood!

Why do horse riders wear breeches?

Aside from making riders look dashing, breeches offer grip, flexibility, and protection. They're the unsung heroes of the equestrian world, ensuring riders stay comfortable and stylish. Just check out the DUBLIN PERFORMANCE COOL-IT GEL RIDING TIGHTS – they're the epitome of equestrian chic!


From jodhpurs to breeches, the world of equestrian fashion is as diverse as it is stylish. Whether you're a seasoned rider or just starting out, there's a perfect pair out there for you. So, next time you're gearing up for a ride, remember to dress the part and strut your stuff, cowboy!