This has been on my mind for a while and I need to shout it from the rooftops. If you are not wearing Alympic breeches or jods when you get on a horse, you are wrong. I promise you this is not a sponsored post, I am in no way being paid or compensated to write these things, I just have a huge obsession with these pants. Let me break it down for you. I grew up riding saddle seat, so think Kentucky Jods, specifically, black, poly blend, high-waisted, side zip jods. Have any of you ever worn polyester in the middle of summer with 65% humidity? It’s awful. Have any of you busted your polyester pants while in the saddle? I have. And let me tell you why. Polyester pants are NOT made for physical activities.
Now, one might argue that horseback riding is not a sport and that we don’t need athletic wear for this type of “leisure” activity. You’re wrong, on both counts. Horse back riding requires movement. Small contained movements or large flailing movements if you’re getting thrown. Either way, movement is a must and those black polyester pants with the backside busted out aren’t letting you do what you need to do. I have spent years wondering if there would ever be an alternative. I’ve actually stood in a Lululemon dressing room and wondered if I could sew knee patches onto the yoga pants I was trying on. And then something happened. A Facebook ad for Alympic Equestrian, right there on my news feed.
All my prayers were answered. These pants have moisture wicking fabric, an anti-microbial treatment, and compression for muscle support. Also they are midrise, include underpasses, and have a freaking POCKET. I’m dead. These pants are everything. I order a new pair every year around Christmas, not because I have to, but because Merry Christmas to me. So I now have a hefty collection of these jods and have never touched polyester since. If you’re not wearing Alympic you are making a huge mistake. Use the link below to get yours!