If there’s one thing a horse girl can’t have too many of besides saddle pads in various colors, it’s a comfy long-sleeve T-shirt. Did you know The Plaid Horse magazine has a line of short and long-sleeved tees? The moment I first touched my white Plaid Horse tee sent to me for this review I knew I liked it. The material is soft, the fit not too baggy, not too clingy, and the logo is tasteful.
I threw on my Plaid Horse tee for a relaxing Sunday afternoon around the house playing with my dog and chopping veggies for Ratatouille. I felt a little smug–like I was wearing a pajama top in the middle of the day. This particular blend of cotton is the coziest of all my T-shirts. And the thickness is appropriate (sometimes ya gotta worry with a white T-shirt–if they’re too thin–you know what I mean).
After that, I wore the shirt to my riding lesson with a pair of Piper breeches. (It was too dark for good pictures with Knight, but here he is is you want to see my lil’ bay bundle of joy fire evacuee.) Now that the evenings are somewhat cold here in Orange County, it was a great weight. I love my sunshirts, but the chilly breezes cut straight through them–not so with the Plaid Horse T-shirt.
I thought the length of the shirt was just right for wearing with breeches–not too long that there was a ton of material to have to try to smooth out and not so short it felt like if I did two point or even bent down to adjust my stirrup that the shirt would pop out of its tucked in position.
The third reason I’m digging the Plaid Horse T-shirt is that it is a wonderful layering piece for underneath sweaters. I don’t like to wash my sweaters after every time I wear them–I usually try to wear a tank top or some kind of thinner shirt underneath. I wore the Plaid Horse T-shirt to work as a layering piece underneath a sweater. The neckline looked great underneath my new green Loft sweater.
I washed the shirt with my other whites (I used cold) and then threw it in the dryer for several minutes. I was going to hang it to dry while it was slightly damp, so that the wrinkles would hang out, but I couldn’t find a hanger handy. Instead I just smoothed it out across my laundry table and it dried on its own. It didn’t shrink or get funky. If you want comfort, layering and an all-round T-shirt for horse and barn, check out the full Plaid Horse collection.
Do you have a favorite brand of T-shirt for riding or streetwear? Tell me about it in the comments. 🙂
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