If you’re stuck in a cold climate for the winter, you’ve probably invested in a really warm jacket, insulated boots, wool socks and the protective gloves so you can keep riding comfortably. But have you picked out winter breeches or tights yet? When you ride, your legs are exposed to the elements, with knees and thighs taking a blast of cold air as you trot and canter around the ring or through the trails. Here are our favorite winter riding pants to help your lower body stay cozy during your time outside at the barn:
- Kerrits® Fleece Flow Rise Tights –
These winter riding tights are some of the most comfortable! Their soft fleece lining envelopes you in warmth and makes pulling them on a treat. The exterior of these winter tights is durable and does not easily pick up hay or shavings. They are equally comfortable doing barn chores, riding or running errands in cold weather after you leave the stable. Currently available on sale in herringbone color patterns, and also available for kids!
- Riding Sport™ Corduroy Full Seat – Naturally warm corduroy makes these breeches soft like velvet, yet stretchy enough for riding with a touch of Lycra® added to the fabric. Made with a modified low rise, these winter breeches will sit higher in the back for complete coverage from the cold air. A stylish choice that will keep out the cold this winter.
- Irideon® Polartec® Power Stretch® Knee-Patch Breeches – If you want warmth without bulk, these winter breeches are for you. A soft fleece inner creates a cozy feeling against your skin, while smooth outer fabric repels barn debris. Polartec fabric is quick-drying to wick moisture away from your skin and to help you stay dry during any snow you may encounter at the stable.
- Mountain Horse® Polar Full-Seat Riding Breeches – Willing to ride through a blizzard in the worst of winter? These waterproof riding pants are the choice for you! These winter breeches offer the ultimate protection from winter elements. With 120 grams of poly insulation, waterproof material to withstand heavy wind, rain and snow, waterproof zippers, snow gaiters and a reinforced seat, you will be well covered and warm. These winter breeches are fabulous for riding, teaching lessons, working around the stable and you may even find yourself slipping them on to shovel the driveway!
This list represents just a few of the winter breeches we love. Take a look at our full selection and read the reviews to see what other riders have found that they love. Once you have the full winter gear outfit, you can get in the saddle and enjoy the ride without worrying about the cold.