What gear do you need for horse riding? Saddle, Saddle Pad, and Girth
A saddle is likely the largest investment you’ll make for your horse. Saddles are designed to fit both the rider and the horse, so it’s essential to measure properly to make sure you get the right fit. You’ll also want to learn how to care for your saddle so it will last.
What should you not wear while horseback riding? Flowing scarves, baggy pants, bulky sweaters with loose waists, and other sloppy or loose clothing can get caught on the saddle if you should fall off. Getting caught half-way down means you could get dragged, and that is far more dangerous than falling clear of the horse.
What do English equestrians wear? Coordinating breeches (or riding pants) may be in tan, fawn, olive, brown, or another neutral. You should include a belt and field boots. For horse tack, an all-purpose or close contact saddle is appropriate along with a regular English bridle.
Why do English riders bounce? Bouncing is caused when you get out of phase with the up and down motion the horse does when they trot. With the stride of the trot, the back comes up and lifts then travels back down again. If you don’t move with that motion you end up not traveling down in tune with them as they take the next step forward again.