Before you arrive at Middleton Equestrian for your trail ride, we have a few tips on what attire you should don.
When horseback riding, it is best to wear pants that cover the entirety of your leg. This prevents hardware from your tack chafing or rubbing against your skin and causing irritation.
Close-toed shoes are also important because you want to protect your feet and toes from getting hurt by the stirrups or limbs that brush along the trail-line. Close-toes shoes also protect your foot if mistakenly stepped on by a horse.
Along with your shoes being close-toed, having a bit of a heel will also help you control your foot placement during the ride. We have discussed this importance in previous blogs, if you would like to learn more by reading those!
General Clothing Choices
When choosing what attire to wear, remember to avoid clothing that could tangle within the tack. These could be items such as scarfs, loose shirts, and even long loose sleeves.
We provide each rider the proper safety gear, such as helmets, before the trail ride begins.
We hope to see you in your close-toed shoes, pants, and comfortable shirt ready to go when you arrive for your trail ride soon!