Newbies or professionals, to ride a horse you must choose the right clothing: stretch riding trousers, polo or t-shirt, if necessary a sweatshirt or jacket (provided it is not too long or wide), rubber or leather boots with long socks underneath or gaiters and boots, gloves (wool, fleece or thermal in winter, cotton or microfiber in summer).
The watchwords are two: comfort and safety. It is therefore necessary to start with the protective riding hat, the so-called cap (a black helmet used for this discipline), which must be light but strong, of adequate size and breathable.
The trousers for horse riding must be tight, to be slipped into the boots, elasticated and reinforced, while the boots must cover the entire calf reaching down to below the knee. Above, a normal short-sleeved t-shirt that is simple and comfortable will do.
But which are the best clothing stores for horse riding in Milan and its province? Let’s find out together.
The most famous clothing store for horse riding in Milan is Pariani, which – to tell the truth – is above all an artisan saddlery. Next to the laboratory in Via Capecelatro in Milan, a 200-square-metre shop (dedicated to companies that have joined forces in Milan with Tailor Made: Selleria Pariani, Franceschini Stivali and IVJTEX) offers a vast selection of the best brands of clothing and accessories for horse riding: Cavalleria Toscana, Desori, Dimacci, Equitaly, ForHorses, Kask, Kep Italia, Lamicell, Las Helmets, Razza Pura, Roeckl, Rönner, Royal Rider, Samshield, Sarm Hippique, Vestrum, Veredus.
In Via Garibaldi 2 in Canegrate, My Horse boasts an extensive catalogue of products for horse riding, horse riding and knight riding. Manufacturer of a complete line of clothing and accessories for horse riding under the brand My Horse, and distributor of the most prestigious brands in the industry, also offers a practical laundry service for cleaning blankets and accessories of the horse. When it comes to horse riding apparel, it’s really important to eliminate germs, bacteria and parasites that are responsible for certain skin diseases, but also to take care of the garments and accessories so that they last longer. My Horse only uses detergents, tuberculosis, bactericide, fungicide and virucide authorised by the Ministry of Health for washing.
El Cuero Saddlery
In Abbiategrasso, in via Cesare Correnti 6, the Selleria El Cuero offers a wide range of clothing for men and women, with a strong western style. There is a wide selection of belts, hats, boots, bags, blankets and hoodies, nipples and longs, underbelly and hooks, underbelly, protections, bites, reins, stirrups & co. Here you can buy the Blue River saddles, made of Texas leather Hermann Oak, able to last a lifetime and extremely flexible during horseback riding. And then the Phill Cheaney reins – all cut and sewn by hand -, the personalized spurs and Raymond Maheu bites.