Mountain Horse Flora Tech Riding Tights: first look

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  • Mountain Horse Flora Tech Tights


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    • Stretchy fabric
    • Comfortable
    • Quick-drying
    • Lightweight
    • Silicone grip for security in the saddle
    • Great fit


    • A little slippery to touch, but not in the saddle
    • Very lightweight for those wanting something more robust


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    Mountain Horse Flora Tech Riding Tights

    These Mountain Horse Flora Tech riding tights are lightweight and practical, ideal for summer on the yard. When I first put them on, they had an almost slippery, silky feel – which is very nice on the skin but I was concerned they would not be robust enough for a day’s yard chores and riding. They felt ideal for whizzing out on a run! But despite their lightweight appearance and feel, they stood up well to all a day’s work and were comfortable both in and out of the saddle.


    A highlight is how comfortable these tights are. With the wide elastic waistband, they are easy to pull on and it’s a bonus in hot weather particularly not to feel constricted round the waist. They are very stretchy, so although they look tiny when you pull them out of the packaging, they conform nicely round the leg and bum. I was surprised how flattering they are given they so lightweight, but they are supportive in the right places!

    Mountain horse riding tights

    The elastic waistband and stretch fabric make the tights very comfortable

    For summertime they are ideal, because the lightweight fabric doesn’t overheat you despite being close-fitting.

    Mountain Horse Riding Tights: in the saddle

    Riding-wise, my concerns over their slipperiness were quickly allayed. The silicon grip pimples extend right from the seat down to mid calf, and do their job well. I unintentionally brushed past some brambles and branches and the fabric stood up well with no snagging. An additional bonus was when I was washing my horse down afterwards and spraying myself accidentally, the fabric dried almost immediately.

    Mountain horse riding tights

    There is silicone grip on the inner leg and the seat

    There are mobile pockets on each leg, and I found them to be at a suitable position not to be noticeable when riding, but within easy access. They held firmly without sagging when I was mucking out, too.

    There is a well-positioned phone pocket on each side

    The look

    These are a flattering pair of tights, but they are quite thin and lightweight for those who prefer a more robust look in their riding wear. The dark navy colour is smart and I’d be happy to wear these both on the yard for every day and for lessons or clinics in summertime.

    Sometimes riding tights come up a bit short, but these are a good length, going down to the jodhpur boot. I tried a size EU36 (UK 8 or S) and found it to be spot-on. I am a UK8 and while I wouldn’t want them any smaller, they fitted well.

    Mountain horse riding tights


    A great pair of summer riding tights. They are lightweight and stretchy, so you feel well supported within a snug fit. They have a silky feel when you put them on, but the silicone grip gives you good security in the saddle.

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    Who tested these riding tights?

    Martha Terry is Horse & Hound’s features editor. She has a horse and is at the yard every day. She is currently producing a four-year-old ex-racehorse with a view to eventing after several years off the circuit.

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    What is a first look review?

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