As we get pommelled by the first real cold snap this winter, I’m reminded how hard it is to force myself to get outside, take off the horse’s blanket (must be so cold for him), tack up and ride in the outdoor, uncovered ring, freezing boogers forming icicles at the end of my nose while keeping my ride to a walk/trot over the icy terrane.
Once I’m out there and we’re finally working up a little heat, I’m so happy I’m riding, but I need motivation to get my butt out there.
Call me shallow, but sometimes, the chance to wear a new outfit gives me just enough motivation to brave the elements.
Net-a-Porter has a new brand in their Equestrian Sport category, which I originally associated with sailing, Musto. They have an awesome winter jacket perfect for layering. It’s a little thin, but with a couple layers underneath, after warming up in the saddle, I’m sure it will be the perfect weight for riding in the cold. It’s part equestrian, part moto jacket, so right on trend in fashion this season. I love the blue – very cool. At $300, it’s not cheap, but it should last a LONG time.
Here’s my pics for this jacket and the nordic winter we’re starting to get:
This should keep you warm for a while while mounted!!
Don’t forget the fleece helmet cover with ear flaps and snug infinity scarf (oh, and some tissues to wipe away all those frozen boogers…hhaha)!