1. christinamk

    This was a great and thorough review of the proper English Horseback Riding Clothes. It really goes into detail about how to dress appropriately so that a beginner can feel comfortable at their first lesson. You sound like you know all about horseback riding and your website is a great resource! Awesome article. I don’t know much about horseback riding but I really enjoyed reading it!!

  2. Anders

    I have a 10 year old nephew who is about to try horse riding for the first time so this is perfect information for her. I especially appreciate all the information regarding safety as that really is an issue and we all want her to be safe. How much do you reckon a shock absorbing vest will cost? Thanks.

    • Martina

      Hey Anders,

      Thats so exciting for them! And I’m happy you found this information useful – safety vests vary in price significantly depending on the brand you buy. The cheapest are just under 100$ but high end brands and great quality eventing vests can be over 600$. In this case, I would recommend a trusted brand thats mid range in price such as this child’s cut Charles Owen vest for 170-200$, which you can buy on Amazon for the best price and get used vests to save more money!

      Hope that helps 🙂

  3. Kyle Wayne

    I like your emphasis on that fact that a rider needs to find a helmet that is approved by all the right institutes. My youngest sister is looking into doing horse riding more often and my mom wants to find a helmet to protect her precious baby girl. I’ll be sure to remind my mother to find a women’s horse riding helmet that is completely approved by all the right institutions.

    • Martina

      Hey Kyle,

      Yes you definitely want to make sure standards are up to par – uncertified helmets are cheaper but they’re cheaper for a reason. They don’t live up to all the quality control testing that they should which means less protection. If you buy a good quality helmet once, it will last you forever so in the long run it really is worth the extra cost.


  4. Lucy Gibson

    I like your tip about not wearing fluffy coats because it can get hot fast and make it hard to stay mobile. Dressing up in layers makes a lot more sense when you’re going out to ride a horse. My husband and I are hoping to take horseback riding lessons for our anniversary. If we do get lessons, I’ll want to get good riding clothing that can help protect me and keep me comfortable.

    • Martina

      Hey Lucy,

      Aww that’s a great idea for an anniversary! I wish you all the best & let me know how it goes. Yes especially if you’re in a colder climate, you’ll need to layer up rather than bulk up. You can think of it kind of like hiking where you want to be able to strip off layers and put them back on as necessary. Believe it or not, horseback riding is quite the workout if you’re going above a trot!


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