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March 29, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 168

Horse riding is and always has been very popular, but it is really important that when participating in this activity that you wear the correct equestrian clothing. Whilst nobody sets out to fall off their horse, it is not an uncommon event and so you should be prepared by having the right equipment. One of the most important items of clothing you will need is a helmet.Take great care in selecting the right one and never be tempted to buy second hand. A second hand helmet may have been subjected to unseen damage and may not provide you with adequate protection in the event of a fall.You should make sure that the helmet is a perfect fit and does not move if you nod or shake your head.Do not be fooled into thinking that a helmet designed for another sport will do - it will not!

What you decide to wear will ultimately depend on the level of horse riding that you do.If you are show jumping for instance then you will want to wear the appropriate equestrian clothing for it.If you are just riding around the paddock you will probably already have suitable clothing.Once you start venturing out on public roads and byways, however, you really should invest in a high visibility vest.

Whilst many people opt to wear normal jeans or sweat pants for riding, it is really important that you wear something that is going to be comfortable and not wrinkle up and become uncomfortable.There is not much point really in taking part in an activity that makes you feel physically uncomfortable so it may be worth your while to purchase clothes designed specifically for horse riding.They do not necessarily have to be jodhpurs but, if you are intending to show your horse, it may be worth investing in a pair.

It was mentioned earlier that you should not compromise on your riding helmet.Well the same can be said for your footwear.Although it is not necessary to equip yourself with proper riding boots, unless you are showing your horse of course, it is advisable to make sure that the footwear you use does not have too heavy a tread on them, such as you might find on walking or hiking boots.These could quite possibly get stuck in the stirrups should you take a fall with unwanted consequences.Ideally the tread should be quite low profile and the heel of the shoe or boot should be roughly one to one and a half inches deep.

When choosing equestrian clothing it is advisable to take safety into consideration and your riding experience will be a much happier one for it.

Jade Jennison is an enthusiastic writer in many subject matters and aims to provide information to people who share the same interests as her own. The websites recommended by Jade have been thoroughly researched and come highly acclaimed from direct experience. If you want to find cheap equestrian clothing then go to Millbry Hill for a fantastic collection.

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