How To Choose Appropriate Equestrian Clothing.

Clothing is a matter of safety, not only aesthetics when riding a horse. Being aware of the dangers your clothing can present when you are on horseback is important so that you can decide on proper equestrian clothing. The right clothes will help you avoid problems that the wrong ones can cause, and are an essential ingredient to being a conscientious rider.

In general, long pants are required to ride. Some people will ride in shorts, but it is both a bad idea and uncomfortable. It’s nearly impossible to ride in a skirt unless you plan to take up side-saddle. Long pants protect you from rubbing on or sticking to the saddle, and they can also protect your skin in the event of a fall.

Breeches & Jodpurs

One of the most common pieces of clothing to see on riders are a pair of jeans. The reason for this is that jeans are sturdy, long-lasting, high enough to protect your skin, and take a long time to wear out. In short, they are nearly perfect horseback riding clothes. Just be sure that they are tight enough, so they won’t fall off you, and short enough that they won’t get caught between the saddle and horse, or stuck under your feet in the stirrups.

Specially made riding leggings are called jodhpurs and breeches, and are the appropriate show wear for English riders. But they are also common on people riding for pleasure because they are very comfortable. Jodhpurs are made of an elastic material protected at the inner knees by patches of a stronger material and fit tightly because the material stretches. Their main disadvantages are that they wear out much faster than jeans, and because they are not as tough, also lack some of their protective abilities.

A pair of boots is a riding must. Your boots must be robust enough to provide protection for your feet and must have a heel. The purpose of the heel is to prevent your foot from accidentally slipping all the way through a stirrup and trapping you. The type of boot isn’t very important as long as it fulfills these requirements.

Some people insist on long sleeves, but most riders sometimes wear t-shirts or tank tops. Long sleeves do have the advantage of offering your skin some protection should you fall, though. Upper-body wear, just like the rest of your equestrian clothing, should fit closely enough that it won’t billow out and scare horses, or get in your way.

Riding Helmets

Horse riding helmets are required by the stable you ride at, though some do not insist if you are over 18. Wearing a helmet is a good idea because flying off a horse creates enough momentum to do some severe damage to your skull if you aren’t wearing one. No one plans to go flying, but sometimes things happen, and it’s best to be prepared.

Most people start riding without them, but if you continue on with it, you may want a pair of gloves. Reins are made of tough leather, and it can be hard on the skin of your hands after a bit. In general, when choosing equestrian clothing, ensure that it provides some protection against falls and fits closely enough that it won’t scare a horse or get caught in something.

Tips on Getting a New Camping Tent

Camping tents are one of the most critical camping equipment, but they may not be as straightforward as most people want it to be, at least when it comes to choosing the right tent. There are a few things you need to consider when buying a new tent especially if it is your first time.

You must first decide how many people you are going to house with the tent and get the one which accommodates one more extra. You probably noticed that tents come in different sizes from solo hiking tents to multi-room tents with rooms for storage and dressing.


Different camping tents are also made for the different seasons and climate. Some tents are built to withstand high winds, some to keep youmountain tents cool in the hot sun, keep you warm in winter, keep you dry in the rain or protect you from a combination of these natural elements.

If you are expecting strong winds, you may want to get a tent with a strong skeleton yet aerodynamic and have multiple tie-downs.A similar type of tent you also be useful in places where you will encounter heavy snow with the addition of bright colors for visibility with room for cooking and storage and multiple vents and exits just in case you are buried by the snow.

Direct sun may heat up your tent and melt the surrounding snow, so it’s a good idea to have a camping tent that has waterproof floors. Tents that are quick to set up and keeps you dry would do wonders at a place where it’s fresh and known to rain frequently. A tent with an overhang that keeps away water splashing up from the ground keeps you dry when the rains are heavy. Make sure that the tent also provides ventilation.

At places where it also rains but is also hot and humid, ventilation is even more crucial, or you may have trouble sleeping at night and the heat may be too unbearable. A mesh canopy does wonder in keeping your tent cool.

Bright colored tents not only increases visibility but also help to maintain the heat from the sun out especially when you camp out in the open desert. Protect yourself from the sun with tents which use fabrics which are resistant to Ultraviolet rays.

You would want to have a full canopy mesh for ventilation which also protects you from desert insects which can be annoying. Mountain safety research tents are a good option in these conditions.
You might also encounter high winds, even thunderstorms in the desert so make sure your tent can withstand such conditions. Remember that the standard stakes don’t work well in keeping your hiking tent together in the sand so make sure you also have T-stakes designed for sand or loosed ground.

Weight is also a major consideration, especially for hikers. The tent may not weigh much when you carry it at the camping store, but if you wear it over a long distance, you will find out how a small difference in weight can have a large impact.

Try to get a tent that is as light as possible but remember to consider the natural elements what you are likely to be subjected to. Having a hiking tent which does its’ primary function of protecting you or as a house when you go camping is far more important than the weight itself.

Since price may be an issue for some people getting a tent which is unique to a climatic condition can be cheaper than an “all weather conditions” solution, not that there is such a tent that is suitable for all circumstances but tent which is suitable for an extensive range of conditions would certainly cost a lot more.