#1 - LeMieux Engage X-Grip Full Seat Silicone Breeches; $112.95
We all know that I already own about 40 pairs of breeches. Sadly, most of them were bought back when I was reluctant to spend a bit more to get riding wear that was truly flattering and comfortable while still being functional. In fact, I've weeded out everything that I don't adore and have piled it to sell or give away. Even with that purge, I still have more than enough everyday breeches, but ...
A little good news that I haven't yet shared here: I have lost a bit over 30 pounds with around 5 to go. That means all of my everyday breeches, and even those I show in, are really baggy, and not just a little loose around the waist. I can actually pull them off without unbuttoning them.
Enter the LeMieux breeches ...
Not only are my breeches too large, but so are most of my shirts. If I am getting new show breeches, I need a new shirt as well. Am I right? In all seriousness, my tastes have begun to change and my determination to stick with a more conservative look is beginning to waver. Coming from the endurance world where everything was neon or wildly colored, the elegance of black and white spoke to me. No longer. I am ready for some pizzaz!
The Romfh Show Shirt would definitely work in the maroon color, but I'd love it more in navy. By the time I am ready to spend my Christmas cash, I bet some new spring colors will be available. For now, I'll take this one in a medium.
I love this helmet. It fits me perfectly, it's comfortable, and it's fun to wear. In fact, I have three of them already. One is old and tucked away for guests. My second one is one I bought last year as my new show helmet. Now I want to replace the third one, my everyday helmet. It's been around for several years, and while I haven't had a fall in it, it does get baked in the sun while I ride. I wear a small/medium.
My boys could use a few things as well. I bought this pad in white for last season, and it looked great on Speedy. The trim sparkled in the light, giving the pad a really fancy air. If I have a bit of money to spend, having the navy one along with my white one, would give me some options at two-day shows.
Last summer, in an effort to protect Izzy's coat from fading, I ditched my beloved Pyranha and gave several other products a try. His coat still faded and the flies harassed him mercifully. He rubbed out his mane and tried to do the same to his tail. I am not making that mistake again. Our particular breed of flies despise the Pyranha, but only the oil-based version. They walked right through the water-based formula. A gallon of this stuff would make a great gift!