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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Riding Macks

For a few years now I have been usuing Long Wax Riding Macks which I find deposit water straight down the top of your long riding boots, the Australian one I had for a long time after my old Rubberised Mackintosh died. I hate those Wax coats not long enough dont cover the horse so no central heating in the winter. So today I decided to look on the internet and googled Riding Mackintoshes and wish I had not kinky is the word gone into the world of people who get off on the smell of rubber, so wondering not a good idea to get one.

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Micki

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Micki says:

Re: Riding Macks

What about one of these

http://www.equestrianclearance.com/westgate_efi/mt_shannon_winton_long_coats/index.html

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wagonsroll

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wagonsroll says:

Re: Riding Macks

OOh Kevin, you dark horse!

I always ride in a fantastic thing i got from an ex army stores. Its like a ground sheet with a hood. You put your head in hood and do the poppers up on both sides so you can put your hands through and its all enveloping, they told me in the shop, that the ringed holes on the borders of the "garment" were to be pegged to the floor so your sitting in your own tent! I have never got wet whilst wearing and lovely and warm plus its was only peanuts, but i did get mine 20 years ago but i bet you can still get them somewhere!

 

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Tommytank

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Tommytank says:

Re: Riding Macks

 I was having the long riding coat thought, it rains in Wales practically constantly so I'm figuring its only going to get worse in the winter, I might have to invest.  You can pick them up on ebay for a relatively good price - i like the body tent idea though

 

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brook

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brook says:

Re: Riding Macks

I find that waterproof trousers are far better to ride in and a short waterproof coat. 

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Nickyork

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Nickyork says:

Re: Riding Macks

Kevin,

Don't be put off by the fetish sites Google has offered you; same thing applies to so many items we need legitimately from ladies' shoes to wellies!   Like you, I much prefer a "proper" riding mack to the waxed/oiled alternatives available today that are often downright impractical and far from cheap.   I've always had a decent mack to hand and the only comments I've received have been from people like yourself who just want to get hold of a good waterproof - for all the right reasons!   A quality riding mackintosh is also a top-notch raincoat and mine has been admired by some who maybe aren't familiar with the coat but like the classic style.   To get back to your original question, Cordings outfitters sell the real macks both online and at their London shop but they are pricy.   My last one came from a company called Weathervain - I ordered online and it was delivered within a couple of weeks.   It's a full-length, belted style with leg straps, wind-cuffs and ventilators under the arms.   It's off-white cotton and is a perfect fit.   I don't think you'll be disappointed.  

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SarahR123

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SarahR123 says:

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Sorry Kevin but that really made me chuckle!!  Reminds me of when my (then) 8 and 6 year old went on to the internet to look for "riding lessons"  I had to do some VERY quick thinking to come up with a non-flappable Mummy answer to the images they brought up...

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Cocosmom

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Cocosmom says:

Re: Riding Macks

I am a Rydale convert when it comes to long wet weather ridign jackets.  They are good value approx £35 - £40 and last well. They are lightweight with a fleecy lining so you can wear them in the spring and summer when its warmish and wet but they do also give you some warmth. They ahev teh vent at the back to cover the saddle and laeg straps to keep the jacket over your thighs when riding and a detatchable hood. I bought my 1st one when I 1st bought Coco at some horse event and loved it, so replaced it last year. Still use both though and have worn them int eh most hideous weather and been bone dry underneath!

 

I used to have the wax jackets and jhust remember them being uncomfortable, heavy, yuck anmd slimy when they got wet and smelly and mouldy when they didn't dry properly! Thank god jackets have improved in the last 20 years!  

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