Last week after almost 8 years of pleading we finally took the plunge and bought a horse! We now have two very happy daughters. Other than school holidays I usually don’t have to do the taxi runs to the yard. But now I will certainly be visiting more frequently as I find myself wondering on a daily basis how our lovely boy is. However, with the winter heading towards us standing out in freezing rain watching a lesson isn’t very appealing – unless of course you go prepared. So I’ve been searching for pieces that meet both practical requirements but still look stylish.
First of course is a coat – a lightweight down filled puffa is the perfect solution. And one with some shaping or a belt stops you looking like Michelin man! If the coat doesn’t have a hood then a waterproof hat is essential (horses and umbrellas don’t mix).
I like any excuse to indulge in cashmere and a snood and gloves are next on the list to keep out biting winds. Next I’d choose cosy jumpers and a pair of cords (warmer than denim) and finally finish up with a pair of bright wellies and welly socks to keep your toes toasty.
Of course you don’t have to own a horse to wear this outfit it works just as well for dog walking too.
Where to buy:
And here is Cal and his happy owners…