What’s the horse riding equivalent of Wiggle?

Thigh_burn
Thigh_burn Posts: 489
edited May 2019 in The cake stop
Pretty much as per the title, I’m looking for an online store for horse riding gear for one my kids. Thanks

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  • robert88
    robert88 Posts: 2,696
    Couldn't you just go out and buy the Haribo?
  • morstar
    morstar Posts: 6,190
    Pross wrote:

    I'd agree it's the closest equivalent. Owned by Mike Ashley now (for about 3 years I think) and not as good as it used to be. Tends to be a pasttime that still supports specialist local retailers. A lot of mobile traders (at all levels on the quality spectrum) go to horse shows/events/markets.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,379
    Never used an online seller myself, we just went to a local specialist horsey shop to get my kids stuff. Quite handy for advice as we knew pretty much nothing about it and seems to have paid off as what we bought has lasted for ages.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,435
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Never used an online seller myself, we just went to a local specialist horsey shop to get my kids stuff. Quite handy for advice as we knew pretty much nothing about it and seems to have paid off as what we bought has lasted for ages.

    Yep, a good local shop can be helpful to start at least but Robinsons or similar are good once you know what you want much the same as with cycling using a LBS is good when starting but Wiggle etc. are good options when you know what you are looking for. We were lucky to have knowledgeable friends when my daughter started riding (well, not too lucky as they got her into it at 2 years old so must have cost me tens of thousands over the following 16 years!!).

    One thing I would say is to go and get fitted in a specialist store for a helmet and body protector as getting them right is important.
  • capt_slog
    capt_slog Posts: 3,943
    Findus?


    The older I get, the better I was.

  • Thigh_burn
    Thigh_burn Posts: 489
    Thanks all. It's just for a pair of jodhpurs. Helmet etc have all been fitted by a pro. It's just our picky little one refused anything that was available in the shop at our local stables.

    I'll take a look at Robinsons.
  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    The Decathlons I've been in have riding gear in them, well they had whips and knee high boots :shock:
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • figbat
    figbat Posts: 680
    Some Go Outdoors stores do equestrian (a not bad range too), as do Moles country stores.
    Cube Reaction GTC Pro 29 for the lumpy stuff
    Cannondale Synapse alloy with 'guards for the winter roads
    Fuji Altamira 2.7 for the summer roads
    Trek 830 Mountain Track frame turned into a gravel bike - for anywhere & everywhere
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,379
    redvee wrote:
    The Decathlons I've been in have riding gear in them, well they had whips and knee high boots :shock:
    Are you sure it was a Decathlon?
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    whats the free gift when you order instead of Haribo?

    #allaboutthefreebies
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • figbat
    figbat Posts: 680
    My last Wiggle order was Haribo-free. I blame Wiggle.
    Cube Reaction GTC Pro 29 for the lumpy stuff
    Cannondale Synapse alloy with 'guards for the winter roads
    Fuji Altamira 2.7 for the summer roads
    Trek 830 Mountain Track frame turned into a gravel bike - for anywhere & everywhere
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,306
    Capt Slog wrote:
    Findus?

    :D

    Or Tesco?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • manglier
    manglier Posts: 1,208
    www.throstlenestsaddlery.co.uk
    Next day delivery too if you order before 12:00.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,306
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Never used an online seller myself, we just went to a local specialist horsey shop to get my kids stuff. Quite handy for advice as we knew pretty much nothing about it and seems to have paid off as what we bought has lasted for ages.

    Where can you go horsey riding in that part of the world for less than £400 per hour?!
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,379
    Pinno wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Never used an online seller myself, we just went to a local specialist horsey shop to get my kids stuff. Quite handy for advice as we knew pretty much nothing about it and seems to have paid off as what we bought has lasted for ages.

    Where can you go horsey riding in that part of the world for less than £400 per hour?!
    We pay £25 for my kid to do an hours hoss riding lesson on a Sunday in a small group. It's near Orpington - about 4 miles from where we live. Quite a few things ain't that expensive down here.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]