Breeches are designed to fit snugly and not rub when horse riding. Horse riding breeches
are designed to stretch to allow for more freedom of movement. This allows riders to sit
and ride more comfortably. Riders can now concentrate on performing and riding instead of
pinching, chafing and sliding in the saddle.
Another unique characteristic of riding breeches is that they are designed to fit inside tall riding boots.
You’ll often find breeches available in pull-on, fly-front, or side-zip styles. Pull-on breeches have
a drawstring or elastic waistband and don't make use of belt loops. Front-zip riding breeches are the classic
style that most people are familiar with; these breeches have both belt loops.
Breeches are made in a variety of fabrics. Cotton or blends of cotton are the most common because they are so comfortable.
Cotton doesn’t absorb moisture well so these breeches will become wet and damp as you sweat. Advanced microfibers
are quickly gaining in popularity with riders. These fabrics provide excellent breathability and they wick away moisture
from your body, always a plus on hot summer days. Some fabrics are designed to keep riders warm in the winter by providing
excellent thermal protection.