Western Wear, Western Apparel - the right outfit on a ranch
The correct and best outfit has less to do with 'chic' than rather with
In the American Southwest a Stetson hat and cowboy boots are
pretty often seen - and mostly without accompanying horse.
Weather conditions like burning sun lets a hat appear as an ideal protection for head, neck and
ears. And with rain the wide brim is helpful.Jeans
Wrangler is the brand that represents the original cowboy jeans:
to be precise, the model is the Wrangler Cowboy Cut ®.
If you buy one, then wear it and wash it a couple of times before
riding on a horse. The trousers should fit perfect and very
comfortable at that time you arrive on the ranch.Boots
the cowboy boot is also a necessary part of your equipment. Boots
help protecting the lower legs against thorns and no 'little stones' fall
in to your shoe.
The underslung heel helps hooking you firmly around the bar of the stirrup and one does not slip through.
Even if you are mainly riding and not walking much with your
boots, they shouldn't be brand new to avoid blisters and other
Those who won't ride much do not necessary boots, but shoes with
heels are recommended anyway.
Depending on the season and month your stay on a ranch is
scheduled you must wisely decide for the rest of your gear. In the
summer months you can expect dryness and heat as well as rain
showers. So don't forget to think about rain gear (slickers, rain
coat etc.) in addition to t-shirts and shirts. Sunscreen
protection should be obligatory, too.
Winter means harsher conditions in the northern states, so you
need appropriate warm clothes. If you go for a ranch vacation in
one of the southern states, you might expect warmer and milder
Those who want to ride a lot will probably think about the obligatory
gloves and chaps as well, regardless of the season.
But in case you have something forgotten, don't worry. Either the
ranch has certain gear to sell or they know the nearby stores
where you can buy it.
The best tip is: just contact the hosts of the ranch where you
plan to stay and they will tell you exactly what is needed.