Michelle Timmins is a wonderful Ambassador for Ride Proud, she's also a precious friend, and a whole lot of fun to spend time with. You might have seen her and her horse Cisco and her cattle dog, Reddog in some of our photoshoots. As a team they have just about reached celebrity status.
For a long time now she's been taking me out and about on trail rides in the local area. Think bush rides, beach and rainforest. She goes anywhere and everywhere.
So, when she told me wanted to do an unsupported, 10 day ride on our Australian Bicentennial National Trail I doubted for not one minute that she would do just that.
Her preparation has been slow, methodical and thorough. She's gathered up the gear she needs (including her pack horse, Travis (aka the Esky) and done many, many miles to ensure the fit and safety and to condition her horses. There are other riders joining her now and they will be supported, but Michelle and her horses will be carrying everything they need for the 10 day trip.
She's almost ready. And she's prepared to take us along, vicariously anyway. Michelle is documenting her journey and will sharing it with us.
Because 10 days is waaay too long for me to be in the saddle, and away from home, we're sending her along with some of our gear.
Here's her first journal little entry and some words of gratitude.
My last Pack horse horse training ride today for my big 10 day ride up the CREB track following parts of the BNT only 3 more weekends to go which consist of a Ranch Sorting competition, getting shoes on the boys and a reconnaisance drive to check out some of the camp sites.
My biggest fear is crossing the Daintree River at Bairds crossing.
I’m not sweating the small stuff as Colleen from Ride Proud has my ass covered with sponsorship of riding pants, a cap, a lovely little flexible drinking cup and a journal to write in as I go.
Thankyou so much RP for these gifts of luxury which will make my journey more comfortable
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I’m 5’5” 140ish lbs
Ordered size 12 they fit very well
Even in my thighs and knees where I have problems finding a comfortable unsausage casing fit !!
The jeans are at the tailors being shortened to fit my 30” inseam
Have not been in the saddle with them on yet excited to try them out !!!
These riding pants fit like a glove but are super comfy to ride in for hours on the trails. Well made and strong but flexible material. As the title says they are "Perfect!" Made for lady riders. I'm very pleased!
Just love these pants. They are very comfortable to ride in. They have the stretch in them that they won’t constrict your movement. Plus no inseam to rub your legs raw. Love them so much I purchased a second pair.
These are now my favourite pair of riding pants. Super comfy to ride and walk around in. The material is strong but flexible. The tummy support is truly awesome but has enough flexibility to be comfy when riding. Perfect! I’ll buy them again. Thanks Ride Proud ❤️
Exceeded my expectations! Initially I ordered the Horizon and was so surprised with how fast they arrived but unfortunately I ordered the wrong size so when I went to re order my correct size it was sold out. I didn't want to wait as I had a camping trip coming up so I ordered the Trail in navy. Again they arrived within a week which is shocking as I live in Canada. The fit is perfect for me as the Trail is shorter in the rise then the Horizon. The material seems more dense and not as stretchy and the bootcut is not as wide and flared at the bottom. I love how the full seat is very generous as well. For me the length of leg is perfect while in the saddle. Overall I can't fault these pants or the customer service. I ride numerous horses in the day and it's a relief that I am not having to take my tall boots or half chaps on and off as I do regular with my breeches. For a reference in sizing I am 5'6" and weigh 142lbs and I am wearing the size 10 Aus. I ride dressage and have a jumping background and for more fun I like to take my horses camping. I will be buying another pair in brown! Thanks Colleen and Ride Proud.