Days on the yard can be tiring at the best of times, but when the winter months throw colder temperatures and lots of rain into the mix, you can really start to suffer both mentally and physically.
Wearing the appropriate clothing to protect you from the elements can go a long way in helping you to get through days like these. We have put together a check-list of clothing that you should always keep on stand-by to help make sure you stay warm and protected when at the stable and when riding.
Essential for long winter days spent outdoors, a riding coat or jacket can also be worn away from the yard on a more casual basis. Made from high quality materials that can withstand the unpredictable weather and constant movement, a riding coat is an investment that will pay you back year after year through reliable performance.
A good pair of breeches will protect your bottom half from the elements, designed to fit snugly around the legs. Your horse will be able to feel your movements perfectly, whilst offering you a stretchy and comfortable fabric that will deflect the wind and rain.
There is nothing worse than riding with cold hands, making it more difficult to control the reins. Riding gloves will help to preven them from slipping in the wet weather and will have more grip than normal gloves, protecting them from getting chapped in any harsh winds.
Keeping you warm on a cold day, as well as for completing any competition outfit, riding socks and tights are comfortable and flexible. Available in a range of colours and sizes, you will find yourself wanting to wear a pair every single day!
A good set of hi vis clothing is essential for staying safe during the darker evenings of winter. Whether it’s a fluorescent waistcoat or a reflective safety jacket, you will be more visible to cars, cyclists and pedestrians.