Barn Wear Splurges

What barn wear item are you mostly likely to splurge on to ensure getting a high-quality product?

Rain jacket
Technical clothing (dri-fit)
Muck boots
Riding boots
Fashion items

Total votes cast: 1138

Comments & Write-in Answers

Socks & Breeches too!

8/11/2014 10:52:34 PM


8/11/2014 9:39:29 PM

I don't show very often, so I don't need a lot. But a good pair of half chaps are a must for me.

8/11/2014 9:36:53 PM

Footwear is important since you are on your feet all the time working.

8/11/2014 7:23:17 PM

britches/riding tights/gloves/helmet

8/11/2014 5:08:00 PM

winter boots

8/11/2014 5:03:26 PM

Daily chores need to be done, rain, shine or snow.

8/11/2014 4:42:51 PM

Boots or gloves for sure!

8/11/2014 4:22:42 PM


8/11/2014 11:11:58 AM

Boots! If my feet aren't comfortable the whole day doesn't go well.

8/11/2014 11:10:30 AM


8/11/2014 11:02:26 AM

good boots are a must!

8/11/2014 9:46:15 AM

It's a tie between custom riding boots and muck boots. My Dubarrys are my absolute favorite.

8/11/2014 9:25:44 AM

good waterproof seams

8/10/2014 6:17:41 PM

Good gloves are a must have in the barn

8/10/2014 5:05:40 PM

I use gloves for everything around the farm. Goat skin is my favorite.

8/10/2014 4:42:54 PM

barn/riding boots

8/9/2014 3:43:20 PM

High qualify effective cold weather gear for Vermont!

8/9/2014 10:47:19 AM

Because, you can get really good boots that are over $200.

8/9/2014 7:58:10 AM

While spending long days the barn no matter what the weather its important to have comfy footwear

8/8/2014 2:48:13 PM

If they are subzero warm, easy to put on and waterproof

8/8/2014 2:13:46 PM

riding breeches

8/7/2014 11:11:32 PM

good riding pants, light breathable shirts with long sleeves

8/7/2014 10:33:54 PM


8/7/2014 4:08:35 PM

Protective Vest

8/7/2014 3:44:31 PM

Helmet for sure

8/7/2014 3:33:02 PM


8/7/2014 1:32:46 PM

winter jacket

8/7/2014 9:51:59 AM


8/7/2014 8:57:24 AM

Muck boots are right up there, too.

8/6/2014 10:55:35 PM

Actually a toss-up between muck boots and waterproof gloves.

8/6/2014 9:10:33 PM

Easier to find a good pair of riding boots than mud/muck/work boots

8/6/2014 6:51:46 PM

Got to stay somewhat clean and dry on those quick trips to the barn

8/6/2014 5:07:29 PM

in the pacific north west, good rainwear is a must

8/6/2014 4:46:45 PM

winter coat

8/6/2014 4:01:16 PM

snow proof clothing, including spikes for mudboots due to ice, good breathable gloves, balaclava, ha

8/6/2014 3:57:10 PM

I splurge on riding pants/tights and boots.

8/6/2014 3:33:46 PM

Always have to have good boots in the barn :)

8/6/2014 2:48:18 PM

performance fabric

8/6/2014 2:05:28 PM

Need foot support--have to pay for it. Cheap boots won't cut it.

8/6/2014 1:56:13 PM

Winter jacket

8/6/2014 1:06:51 PM


8/6/2014 12:08:25 PM

boots! if my feet ain't happy the rest of me ain't happy!

8/6/2014 11:40:47 AM

Have to have good waterproof boots that do double duty in W. WA

8/6/2014 11:22:13 AM


8/6/2014 10:45:44 AM

Riding helmet! I can do w/o items listed in poll.

8/6/2014 10:39:35 AM

I live in Northern Michigan. Waterproof and warmth are main factors when purchasing items.

8/6/2014 9:30:45 AM

I would splurge on many of these because comfort is important 14 hours a day

8/6/2014 8:34:35 AM

Comfort, support, safety, durability

8/6/2014 7:00:16 AM

Good rainwear is a must

8/6/2014 5:24:42 AM

I have had multiple surgeries on one foot and need my work boots to be comfortable.

8/6/2014 12:55:13 AM

winter riding boots

8/6/2014 12:01:18 AM


8/5/2014 11:38:12 PM

All of my equestrian wear must be of the highest quality and fit perfectly for function not fashion!

8/5/2014 9:39:45 PM

a warm waterproof coat and winter gloves

8/5/2014 9:10:17 PM

Warm winter barn jacket and muck boots

8/5/2014 8:55:40 PM

If your feet are wet and cold, the barn is NO fun

8/5/2014 8:38:20 PM

dressage breeches, leather full seat

8/5/2014 8:32:13 PM

Work boots - be they muck, paddock, other, I am in them & on my feet all day long 6 days a week.

8/5/2014 8:12:46 PM

You can't ride in bad boots - tall or paddock. And nice ones just last longer.

8/5/2014 8:07:47 PM

For the most part, high price does not always equal high quality, but cheap is usually cheaply made.

8/5/2014 7:56:43 PM

I only buy as needed, not when I "want" something

8/5/2014 4:22:11 PM

Muck boots: long-lasting pair is absolutely necessary to keep feet dry w/daily trips house to barn!

8/5/2014 3:21:04 PM

Helmet! Mine saved my life recently, will never go riding without one!

8/5/2014 1:25:13 PM

Muck brand chore boots-first boots to keep my feet warm in winter-Love them!

8/5/2014 12:22:56 PM

I normally wear a dri-fit short sleeve shirt, shorts, and my riding/paddock boots.

8/5/2014 11:37:45 AM


8/5/2014 9:57:28 AM

Riding boots seem like the only logical choice...

8/5/2014 8:11:57 AM

I spent $100+ on a rain jacket six years ago and it still keeps me bone dry.

8/5/2014 8:04:54 AM

Muck boots. Must have warm, dry feet in the winter.

8/5/2014 6:42:27 AM

I find "no hoof, no horse" applies to humans, too! My feet need to be comfortable & last!

8/5/2014 1:29:00 AM

ariat work boots-good support and last

8/5/2014 12:42:07 AM