The fabulous Hillary @EquestrianAtHart has taken up the blog hop mantle and she is running with it. Kicking the fun &games off with an awesome first blog hop where we get to show off our equine wardrobes - wherein I have no problem admitting that I love my "horsey" wardrobe way more than any other clothes I own...probably because I either spend my time in these outfits, work clothes or pjs. And we all know horses are the best way to put people in a good mood, closely followed by sleep & then there are the work clothes...which sometimes get supplemented with horsey polos to make me feel like a super rebel - lol!
I shall try to keep this post word light - I know, super change for me!
|Equikozy socks, Quagga Wear polo & Horze jodhs|
Typically during the warm months I ride in polo shirts, jodhpurs and my fav Equikozy socks. I have already swooned for a whole post about the virtues of the Equikozy socks - LINK, in fact I cannot wait to order more - the prices really are so inviting, they are super comfy & come in fab colour combos!
|Blue Quagga Polo, teal Horsewear Polo,|
Horze jodhs & blue puzzle Equikozy socks
My two Quagga & Horsewear Polos were both bought at the RDS in 2010 and my two Puffa Polos were purchased in 2011 - all have worn extremely well. Although thanks to Hillary & Amanda @900fbpony I now covet a much more expensive Kastel Sun Shirt as the weather had been lovely and warm here all summer. It has now taken a turn for the wetter & i haven't seen my girls since Saturday - yep I am a terrible horse-momma, especially as I am scheduled to have my first lesson tomorrow. Fingers crossed i can dry one of them off for that!
|Equikozy socks, Puffa polo & Lidl jodhs|
I love the Horze jodhpurs, and actually have two extra pairs that are not pictured...I3m not sure why i couldn't put my hands to them when i was snap happy last night. Which leads me to a question i have been dying to ask, but feared looking ignorant when commenting on other peoples blogs...my own - i don't mind so much ;-)
What is the difference between breeches and jodhpurs?
I think i have a pair of Horze breeches which have side pockets (like normal pants) and button fasteners for those pockets vs the "traditional" jodhs I have which have one zip pocket on the front. In my mind breeches are looser fitting than jodhpurs - but this may be completely in my imagination...
A German chain of supermarkets which is prevalent in Europe, Lidl, sometimes have equestrian themed offers for one week only where i nabbed two pairs of "thermal" jodhpurs (pictured above and below) but which i actually use predominantly during the summer months as i find them to be thinner material than my Horze ones...ironic?
I think so...
|Equikozy socks, Lidl jodhs & Puffa polo|
|"Glamour" shot self-portrait without my ugly mug :D|
|Old photo, but shows a couple of things i forgot to photograph last night...my paddock boots & gaiters,|
plus my old broken GPA helmet, my BR gloves and my grey Horsewear polo & my bordeaux Horze breeches.
I think that covers my Equestrian Wardbrobe - I do have a draft post somewhere which I was going to do about my Winter Wardrobe but then the weather improved so i haven't yet compiled the photo-data/spam to accompany that delight just yet...The way it has been raining here this week - that post could be making an unwelcome return!!!
Massive THANK YOU to Hillary for inspiring a great blog hop!