Monthly Archives: July 2014

Review: Bradley Plus Soft Shell Breeches by Smartpak

I bet you thought I had a raving review for everything, didn’t you? Not these. Once upon a time I had 3 pairs of Bradley Soft Shell Breeches. It was a late night impulse purchase under the influence of alcohol. … Continue reading

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Review: Piper Plus Breeches by SmartPak

These are hands down my favorite breeches. I have 3 pairs, and I will continue to buy more of them. They are made by SmartPak, so they are only available through them. They come in many colors, and they come … Continue reading

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Review: Fuller Fillies Field Boots

I was beginning to think I’d never find off-the-shelf tall boots to fit me. What most boot companies consider “wide,” I would consider pretty average or athletic. Maybe I’m off base, but who knows? About a year and a half … Continue reading

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So you think you can wear Tailored Sportsmans…

You can! While fads come and go, Tailored Sportsman breeches have been de rigeur on the rated circuits for a very long time. They are classic. They are well made. They only come up to size 36 in women’s. They … Continue reading

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Resources and Support for the Plus Sized Rider

Every few months a discussion board post geared toward bad-mouthing plus sized riders comes up. ┬áSome tack shops still don’t order anything above a size large, even if the manufacturer makes it in bigger sizes. It used to be you … Continue reading

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The Great Saddle Pad Hunt

I don’t know about you, but I have a really difficult time finding saddle pads to fit my saddle. As an ample-reared lady, I need some room in my saddle. I will cover my opinions on saddles for larger rear … Continue reading

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Sun Protection Shirts

I am extremely pale. If I think about sunshine, I start burning. When I saw that some riding companies had come out with shirts with built in SPF, I had to have one. Ok, more than one. The great thing … Continue reading

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