Riding tights (or leggings) are a relatively recent phenomenon, though they are becoming increasingly popular. Wearing horse riding tights feels as comfortable as sitting not in the saddle, but on a sofa, though they still perform all the functions of breeches.
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Riding tights (also known as riding leggings) are experiencing more and more popularity, especially among female riders. In the past, riding tights were only seen on the very daring, super slim and often quite young female riders, but nowadays more and more ladies dare to try this relatively young style of riding breeches, with growing enthusiasm.
At Horze, we are, of course, aware of the advantages of riding tights and the the countless variations on offer. Horse riding tights fulfill all the important characteristics of a good pair of riding breeches. With full seat, knee patch, or as womens thermal tights with a warm lining for winter, they are in no way inferior to normal riding breeches. In our product range you will find equestrian riding tights in all shapes and colours, as well as accents and playful details. Functional features are, of course not missing. Riding tights are breathable, can keep you warm or provide a cooling effect. Moisture wicking properties move sweat away from the body and protect against cold wind.
Riding tights have one major advantage over conventional breeches: they fit like a second skin and are extremely flexible. Standard riding trousers sometimes pinch or snag, get stuck in the back of the knee or can be a little inflexible if not properly worn. Riding tights, on the other hand, often feel like they're not there at all. Because they are made of thin material, they do not get stuck in your riding boots, do not press on the abdominal area and fit snugly at the back. As well as regular riding tights, we also offer riding tights with phone pocket. With these you can safely store your mobile phone while riding.
Riding tights offer a whole new wearing experience, one that is definitely a matter of taste, but also one that you should definitely try. Check out the great selection of riding leggings at Horze, including top brands like Pikeur and Covalliero.
Riding tights have become so popular so quickly because they are extremely comfortable. The fabric used for riding tights is very elastic. As a result, these riding trousers fit the body like a second skin. Riding tights for women are extremely comfortable to wear, especially in summer. The elastic fabric riding tights are made of is very lightweight and breathable, preventing heavy sweating. In summer, the resulting airy fit is very pleasant. Like riding breeches in general, riding leggings are available in a full seat and a knee patch version. Thermal leggings are also available for winter. All ladies' riding tights and leggings are made of breathable, quick-drying fabrics. When it comes to women's riding tights, there is a huge variety of colours and styles to choose from, guaranteed to suit all tastes and budgets.
Due to their light weight and airy fit, riding tights are very comfortable to wear, especially in summer. They are lightweight and breathable. These advantages are somewhat more pronounced in knee patch riding tights than in those with a full seat. The extremely stretchy material of riding tights also has moisture wicking properties. The stretchy, hard-wearing seams in riding tights ensure that you always look good while wearing them. Ankle cuffs ensure that the leggings or tights always fit properly. Thanks to the extremely stretchy material, riding tights also adapt perfectly to the size of the rider. Since you sweat more in the summer, the fact that riding leggings are hardwearing and can be washed time and time again without fading is an additional plus. They can be machine washed at up to 40°C without any problems. However, riding tights should not be put in the dryer, but should be allowed to air dry.
Riding tights or leggings are more comfortable than riding breeches. Leggings (sometimes called "reggings" as a combination of riding and leggings) have no zips, buttons or belt loops. Riding tights are easy to put on quickly and they fit your body like a second skin. Riding tights are as comfortable as joggers but look much better. For riders who spend many hours in their Jodhpurs or breeches, the comfort offered by riding tights is hard to argue with. Riding breeches, on the other hand, are the classic option, so you should choose them for tournaments. Show judges are usually extremely conservative and in dressage competitions, at the very least, the appearance of the rider is also taken into account - possibly even subconsciously. You should therefore stay on the safe side and choose a pair of riding breeches.