Be honest, did our name seem a bit odd when you first heard it
Or maybe it immediately made perfect sense?
Here's an explanation of what the name Ride Proud means.
Everything, or nothing. In our case, it's everything. But you'll come to know that I don't do much without it having meaning or purpose.
For as long as I've ridden, I've worked on developing my seat; as my primary aid, it's the start of everything. (Hint: that's why our pants don't have back pockets).
I've studied it, I've researched it, I've done courses, clinics and lessons on it. Hell, I've travelled across the world to participate in clinics focusing on it. I've read and watched almost everything I can, and I've observed.
To me, the most effective, most elegant and most admired riders all share a particular posture – and that posture is proud.
When I was instructing and correcting position, I would sometimes hear myself say 'ride proud''. I've found that when a rider can take that proud feeling into her body, her seat immediately improves.
I know, it's simplistic, but sometimes the best things are, aren't they?
This is a photo of me riding at a clinic in Europe a couple of years back. Yep, I'm bareback and on the lunge, and I'll take every opportunity I can to be lunged. It's so good for improving the seat.
Here's a challenge (or maybe it's not). Organise with a friend to ride bareback and on the lunge. Maybe you can take turns. I'd love to hear how it goes.
Snap a photo and share it to our page or tag us on Instagram #rideproud
Until next time, enjoy your rides.
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BEAUTIFUL PANT - THEY MEET ALL MY EXPECTATIONS. MY ONLY ISSUE IS WITH THE LEG LENGTH (too long) BUT THATS AN EASY FIX. WELL WORTH THE PRICE TAG!!
The fabric is soft, stretchy and supportive. I find them a little long (I seem to be on the ground walking around more than on the horse 😳) but once I adjust the hem I live in them.
I’ve now done a solid 100km in the new Horizons and can tell you that they’re the most comfortable riding pants I’ve ever worn! Super stretchy, high waisted and light weight. They just move with you, even if you’re an idiot and have decided that not holding the reins is a viable way of getting your horse to go forward!
I’ve worn them for every ride since they arrived (and I loved the old horizons, so that tells me how good they are!). I already have a drawer full of RideProud pants but these ones never make it back to the drawer - they're out of the wash and back!
As soon as I pulled them on they were different. Worth the wait to get here from Australia.
My New Horizons riding pants arrived today and I'm in love already! The fit is terrific and they are suedey soft and comfy on the inside. No scratchy seams or squashy fit around my mum tum - what a win to be able to breathe and digest while dressed to ride! Thanks ladies, you're onto a winner here!
Bought a pair of gen 2 trail pants and love them. I’ve now ordered a pair of Horizion to try 👏.
I am so happy to review with 5 stars. I have ridden in the Trail Gen2 pants for a week now and they are just marvellous. Generous sizing and so comfortable. I am not a fan of breeches. They are designed for riders like my daughter 5'11 and size 10, not for me a 5'6 and size 14. I rode in them, shopped in them and even put my phone in the leg pocket! I couldn't feel the phone sitting there and it is not really noticeable. Length is perfect when you are mounted, if you think it is a bit long unmounted just roll the cuff. Definitely a fan.
Very comfortable and well fitting.
I received my ride proud equestrian pants as I won our driving club raffle. I wish to thank Ride Proud for the support to our club.
My pants fit like a glove, look great and have lots of compliments when worn .. not only at equestrian activities. They are really comfortable and I love the large deep pockets and the smaller pockets - just right for class entry tickets.
Thank you for producing such a great product.
Just perfect fitting pants with great stretch for riding. The leg pocket is fabulous for the phone. These came straight out the package and went for a ride.
These are THE BEST riding pants EVER!!! Perfect fit super comfortable with just the right amount of stick in the saddle. Just about to order another pair. Pockets are in a fantastic position and with lots of room for everything you need. Well done ride proud well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
RP have done it again. The New Horizons are SO comfortable. Love the darker denim, stretch and length is perfect for me. Quality is exceptional as you would expect from RP Clothing! Love love love and look forward to many adventures in these pants.
Have been away, so tried on my new Horizon Horse Riding Jeans as soon as I got home and fell in love with the fabric straight away, so comfortable and light, my only issue is that I have to take them up as I only have short legs, sorry no photos 🤦🏻.
I love my riding jeans, they are a great fit and very comfortable both in the saddle and out. Love the side pockets, at last somewhere handy to put my phone and carrots !
100% wonderfully amazing! Flattering and a comfortable fit. Soft and flexible yet super structured. They even have good sized pockets! I’m grabbing a few more pairs. Definitely worth it .
October 30, 2021
Nice post. Thanks for writing