1. Moss green cable-knit jumper.
A classic look that’s also practical – it’ll keep you warm, won’t show too much dirt and will be highly durable.
The subtle colour is also perfect for trail riding.
2. A hardy rancher jacket.
These jackets are made to be highly durable. They’re tough and they have a knitted lining, perfect for long rides.
3. A red flannel shirt.
The all-time classic for horse riders, you can’t go wrong with a simple flannel shirt. They will last, they’ll keep you warm, they’ll make you look like you’ve been spending time in the barn.
4. Denim breeches.
If you want to keep a casual look, but find regular jeans uncomfortable, a set of denim breeches are perfect. The perfect balance between practicality and comfort.
5. A classic polo shirt.
Another absolute classic is a crisp polo shirt. They’re easy to find, they breathe well, and they come in any colour you could want.
6. A vintage vest.
A nice earth-tone riding vest can be an excellent decision, bringing a little bit of sophistication to your outfit.
7. The crisp white shirt.
This one is a bit of a risk – it’s extremely easy to get yourself dirty (but at least you know you’ve been working!).
A classic, elegant look.
8. A necktie.
For a little bit more extravagance, add a necktie to the mix. This adds a little bit of fun & class.
9. The jumper and jacket combo.
If you really need to keep warm, throw on a jumper and a jacket for a high-country look. Excellent.
10. A tweed jacket.
The ultimate classic, you can never go wrong with a tweed jacket. This will look classic wherever you’re riding.
BONUS – Anything you want to wear!
We love going through interesting outfit ideas, but it’s also about feeling comfortable. Wear what you want, how you want and enjoy yourself. That’s all that matters!
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6 Of The Most Impressive Factories In The World
- The Fiberline Factory.
This incredible factory is in Denmark and produces fibreglass. The low, angled architecture makes it blend in with the surrounding hills, minimising it’s impact on the environment. It’s everything you don’t expect when you think ‘factory.’
2. Louisville slugger factory, Kentucky.
Creators of an American icon, the Louisville slugger baseball bat factory has kept it’s original design. The building is classic factory architecture – reminiscent of the traditional American values that bring the company such success in it’s homeland.
A huge, iconic bat has been laid against the building on the scale of giants. A nice touch to a well respected building.
3. NPO Energomash Plant.
Much of this amazing factory looks like something out of a sci-fi film. It’s used to produce rockets and is located in Poland. Although some of the factory is still in use, other parts have been dormant for years.
4. The McLaren technology centre.
The famous prestige car-maker has put as much technology and design finesse into their UK factory.
The extended layout lets in large amounts of light to it’s surprisingly huge interior. The factory includes production areas, research and development, showrooms, electronics stores and testing rooms.
5. Olisur Olive Oil factory.
This beautiful Chilean factory respectfully matches its environment. It’s made of biodegradable materials, a decision that matched the biodegradable nature of the entire olive oil process.
It’s a great example of sustainable architecture.
6. Van Nelle factory
This Dutch factory produces tea, coffee and tobacco. Built in 1925, it’s a great example of a modernist factory: a big, grand, impressive machine.
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6 Things to Keep in Mind When Riding a Horse
1. Look forwards.
It’s easy to get distracted by what’s immediately ahead of you, and by your horse itself. Make sure you’re focusing on the path ahead and that you know where you’re going.
2. Sit upright in the saddle.
New riders have a tendency to keep their bodies low and close to the horse. Try to be confident and ride with an erect back.
3. Heels down.
You might have heard this shouted by an instructor before. It doesn’t mean you should just pull your toes up; you need to adjust your weight so that your heels are lower than your toes.
4. Don’t put your feet too far into the stirrup.
This is a reasonable response for first time riders – they want to feel their feet safely lodged in. This can get your feet stuck if you fall off, and makes it harder for your to balance.
5. Your horse is not a machine.
Most riders start out because they love horses. Always remember that riding is about working with your horse, not forcing it to do what you want. If you work with this idea of mutual respect, you’ll learn faster and better.
6. Have your elbows at your side.
Another tendency for new riders it to lift their arms. You’ll have much more control and will be able to communicate with your horse better if you keep your arms at your side. This allows you to handle the reins better.
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