Category Archives: Staying Warm!

A Winter Outfit: II!

In case you don’t want to wear breeches and tall boots! Here’s another idea for riding in the cold weather (this time I included my coat).

  • Forever 21 Rainbow striped Beanie: $14.80
  • Forever 21 Infinity Knit Scarf and gloves: $12.80 + $2.50
  • Mossimo Scoop Neck Sweater: $12.80
  • Berne Insulated Flannel-Lined Jeans: $29.99
  • Old Navy Frost Free Winter Coat: $25.00
  • Tuff Rider Thermal Socks: $9.95
  • Mountain Horse Cozy Rider Winter Boots: $115.95

 

 

A Winter Outfit!

I didn’t spend too much time worrying about price but here’s a quick look at what I’d like to be wearing this winter to stay warm and not overly layered! (I didn’t include a heavy coat because I love the one I bought last year).

  • Mossimo Long Sleeve Top : $14.99
  • Avalanche Grizzly Fleece Hoodie: $39.99
  • Tuffrider Unifleece Winter Pull-On Breech: $44.95
  • Tuffrider Thermal Sock: $9.95
  • Middleburg Fleece Lined Tall Winter Boot: $139.90
  • Forever 21 Open Knit Neck Warmer: $12.80
  • Forever 21 Hat and Gloves: $8.80 + $2.50

If you like the look, shop around and see what you can find at better prices! I know there are lots of good deals out there!

Keeping Warm for Less!: Fleece

I love my Columbia Fleece Jacket. I wear it everywhere, whether or not it smell like a horse. I got a good deal on it too, at an outlet mall! Fleece gets expensive, like everything else though. I really recommend shopping sales (Old Navy has some good ones) and outlet malls. If you’re shopping online…here are some good choices!

Here’s a good look at these choices plus a few of the pricier options out there! Don’t forget to look at sales and free shipping dates to save money! Sometimes you will see a crazy good price on an item because of limited sizes!

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Keeping Warm Continued!

O.K. I’ve covered winter boots, winter jeans/breeches, now let’s take a look at a couple smaller things…hats, gloves, and scarves. There are a lot of winter riding gloves, hats, and scarves available from tack stores but to be honest, those are the kind of things that get lost, beat up and ruined first. I don’t want to spend much on them at all. Buying from places like Wal-mart, Target, and Old Navy can get you some warm things at low prices…plus if you lose them a store is always near by.

I also love Forever 21 for their huge variety of winter accessories at low prices! I currently don’t wear a scarf to the barn and my hat of choice is a bright blue and yellow “Zep” hat that’s older than I am (I still love it though). My gloves are from Forever 21 and I love them! They are just simple cotton gloves with another set of fingerless cotton gloves to go over them. Extra warmth when you need it, and more finger freedom too! Plus they only cost $2.50, check them out here!

Coming soon…inexpensive barn coat alternatives & thermals…and a whole ensemble (could be a great set of Christmas presents!)

Winter Riding Boots

Soon wet, snowy, yucky, winter weather will be arriving. This year, I don’t want to deal with 4 pairs of socks, freezing toes, and leaky boots (I love my usual boots but they have a few weak spots!) Here are some of the best choices for winter riding boots I’ve been able to find. There are a few tall boots and a few shorter boots. My biggest concerns when looking for winter boots: warmth, waterproofing, traction without bulkiness, and the ability to ride with spurs…oh yeah and price.

Look for Less: Scarves

I don’t usually wear a scarf when I ride, but you know, sometimes it’s cold out and some extra warmth would be nice. Not long ago, I was looking for winter riding clothes and found a really nice scarf made by Goode Rider. It’s a nice, wool blend scarf with ruffles but it runs for about $70.00. Wow. Who has that kind of money to spend on a scarf? I found a similar style at Forever 21 for just $10.80. It’s not wool but it should add warmth and style (if that’s what you’re after). It also comes in three color choices. Since I don’t know many people who ride in scarves, this is more of style idea, but if that’s what you’re going for in the barn or winter horse events, then here’s some savings for you!