The Most Fashionable & Wearable Breeches On The Market: Ghodho

I am a breeches collector through and through. But, as a lover of equestrian fashion as well as practicality, finding breeches can be hard; especially with my super long legs and small waist. Once I found Ghodho through Instagram, I knew I just had to try them out.

My first pair was the Fiona Show Breech in tan. As soon as I tried them on at our local tack store, I knew they were going to be some of my favorite breeches. They fit in all the right places in all the right ways while still having some of the best material. Of course, I immediately bought them, who wouldn’t?!

 

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preparing for blast-off with my #1 girl, Carina

 

The wearability of Ghodhos as incredible. When I went to and showed in Wellington a few weeks back, I wore my Fionas and never had any issues with comfort. My past show breeches would dig into the backs of my legs, the seams legs marks on my legs, etc. My Ghodhos never gave me any of those problems. The breathability is also fantastic. In the hot Florida sun, I never felt over-heated during my rides.

Did I mention that they are super pretty? They seriously have some of the most fun and unique colors on the market along with the traditional ones too. Even if you get a boring tan like me, the stunning faux alligator on the knee patch or patterned silicone seat is the perfect addition.

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Ghodho also has other adorable items that pair perfectly with their equally as adorable breeches. They have 3 color options in their performance sun-shirt, the Aila; lemon-lime, grey, and navy. Also, their cruelty-free belt is made in 6 different colors too; red, black, blue-grey, chrome, fuchsia, and white. If you don’t want (or in most realities for equestrians, don’t need) a pair of breeches, these are awesome additions to your wardrobe or make a good gift to an equestrian friend!

If you want to grab a pair of your own at one of the retailers listed on their Retailers Page or order directly from their Online Shop. Don’t forget to check out their sizing chart (here) though! Ghodho runs a bit differently to other brands so double checking is always good 😉

I hope y’all enjoyed this review! If you have any questions regarding this post feel free to DM me on Instagram @equestrian.syd!

 

Until Next Time Preps,

Sydney & The Ponies

The Importance Of Proper Clothing While Riding

The clothing you choose to wear directly influences the performance of athletes. That is what equestrians are, athletes. If we aren’t outfitted properly to do our work, just like our horses and their tack, we cannot perform at our best.

 

There are multiple factors that play into what you should wear. The conditions in which you will be riding is the largest factor. In the hot weather of summer, the right clothes can help you avoid heat-related illnesses. The best things to choose when riding in the heat are:

– Loose Clothing: Wearing loose clothing allows for air flow to move between the clothing and your skin and naturally cool down your body by evaporating the sweat

– Light Colors: Avoid dark colors since they absorb the UV rays and make the clothing item hot. By wearing light colors that reflect the UV rays will help keep you cool

In colder weather you want to:

– Layer, Layer, Layer: Wearing a moisture-wicking layer closest to your body will absorb the sweat so you don’t get the chills. Outer layers should have vented openings to help your body can regulate its temperature.

– Protect Your Lungs & Extremities: Wear a scarf or face-mask to try to keep as much freezing cold air out of your lungs as possible. Also, wear warm socks and gloves that will promote circulation and keep those fingers and toes cozy.

For both weather types, head protection is vital. While riding, you helmet suffices but if you can, add an external visor that adds extra protection. When off your horse, choose a light hat or visor in the warmth and a wool cap that covers your ears in the cold.

Another big consideration when choosing good riding apparel is your freedom of movement. You want to be able to stretch and bend well. Clothing that is too tight or is not made of a good material is can inhibit your performance. Materials such as microfiber polyester blends that are moisture wicking and stretchy are perfect for it.

I have made a list of my top 3 favorite high-performance clothing items as well as where to find them:

1. Alessandro Albanese Free Button Long Sleeve ShirtDSC09753.jpg

This shirt is hands down my favorite all-weather top for riding. It is the perfect mix of everything you want in performance wear. Did I mention that it is CRAZY cute too?!

You can purchase this shirt through Alessandro Albanese’s sister company, Horseware here

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Comfortable breeches are essential while riding. Until I rode in equine couture breeches, I didn’t know these were breeches that soft, breathable, and flattering. They work on all body types and have the best pattern selection. I own 6 pairs and plan to get more as soon as I can!

You can find Equine Couture products on their website equinecouture.com or other online tack stores

3. Hanes Boys’ 12+1 Bonus Pack Crew Socks

Yes, I wear boys socks because they are much cheaper than women’s socks. These are a reliable, comfy, and cheap sock that you can light on fire and they will still be fine. Extra padding on the toe and heel provide extra comfort while wearing boots for long periods of time in all weather.

You can find these socks at Target and most stores that are similar (ie. Walmart, Kohls, etc.)

I hope y’all enjoyed this post! If you have any questions regarding anything in this post feel free to DM on Instagram @equestrian.syd!

 

Until next time preps,

Sydney & The Ponies