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RE: [RC] Long distance riding and jeans - Spencer, Maryann LTC (RET) USA

Panty hose usually get a tear/run and where that it will rub.  THEY DON'T HOLD UP. 
Some wear, like guys in TX, spandex under the jeans.
Some guys wear spandex only until back in camp and then wear their cowboy jeans.
I have worn the exercise tights found at WalMart for many yrs.  In the cold u can put sweats over them.  There are also snowmobile/winter riding pants depending on your weather. 
Bike riding tights also work.  There are a number of online horse stores that cell riding pants.  Just decide how much you want to pay. 
I have found the cotton ones wear out the fastest and denim is abrasive.  IMHO

From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ranelle Rubin [raneller@xxxxxxx]
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2007 11:19 AM
To: Beth Leggieri; ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [RC] Long distance riding and jeans


Several of my friends I rode with before I left Lake Tahoe ride in "Riding Jeans". They were stretch jeans, and almost like a breech, but made of denim. They have a patch of denim at the knee, and I believe no seam there?

I have heard of folks wearing hose under jeans to avoid the rub though. But it seems you would still get the scrunch..

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Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 05:36:17 -0800
From: trailyaya@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: [RC] Long distance riding and jeans
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Hoping for suggestions to those of you who wear jeans, not breeches/tights/jods, when riding longer distances.  Am looking for advice for how to avoid the "crunch at the knee" that causes blisters, etc.  This is for a friend who will be doing mostly walking, some trotting--and not posting, and some cantering.
I've seen some postings on this --
1.  True that wearing pantyhose under jeans helps avert the friction from seams?
2.  And for those who for whatever reasons prefer not to ride in form-fitting riding attire, what else would work?  Anyone ridden in sweat pants?
3.  A cowboy told me that's what chaps are for -- ??  Do any of you ride in full chaps over jeans and find that the chaps do protect your skin from rubs and blisters?
Thanks for helpful advice.  You can reply privately if you wish, but I'm thinking that perhaps there may be some lurking newbies who might benefit from contributed suggestions.
Beth in Texas

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