From Endurance to Dressage
I "Need" New Breeches
Okay, I don't NEED them, but my current collection of breeches is starting to look pretty weary. It also doesn't help that I lost 42 pounds and gained back 30. Everything pre-42 lost pounds was getting old. Everything post-30 pound gain is way too tight.
It's not like I have a bunch of money sitting around either. Speedy's Prascend order is in the process of getting filled. That's $340 bucks. My current eye glass frames date back to 2016. I just ordered new every day frames and a separate pair of sunglasses the total of which came to a bit over $400. My truck needs new tires, and I think something is going on with my brakes. That visit to Les Schwab is going to run about a grand.
And yet, I would still like a new pair of breeches. I am eyeballing these cutie pies from Lemieux. After a 15% discount and free shipping, they'll come out to $97.58. I've always wanted a pair of denim breeches, but I've never found a pair I've liked. I like these. At least I like them in the photos.
Does anyone have these? Are they comfortable? True to size? A waste of my money?I can't decide whether I want you to be honest and say they're amazing, or lie to me so I make better life choices.
Help me choose (or send me a cheaper option)!
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About the Writer and Rider
I am a lifelong rider.
I began endurance riding in 1996 where I ultimately completed five, one-day 100 mile races, the 200-mile Death Valley Encounter, and numerous other 50, 65, and 75 mile races. I began showing dressage in 2010.
Welcome to my dressage journey.
About Speedy G
Speedy went from endurance horse to dressage horse. After helping me earn a USDF Bronze medal in the summer of 2020, he is now semi-retired. Speedy is a 2004, 15'1 hand, purebred Arabian gelding. His Arabian Horse Registry name is G Ima Starr FA.
Izzy was started as a four-year old and then spent the next 18 months in pasture growing up. I bought him as a six-year old, and together, we are showing at the lower levels. He is a 2008, 16'3 hand warmblood gelding. His Rheinland Pfalz-saar International (RPSI) name is Imperioso.
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