Jodhpurs are tight-fitting trousers that reach to the ankle, where they end in a snug cuff, and are worn primarily for horseback riding. The term can also refer to a type of short riding boot, also called a "paddock boot" or a "jodhpur boot". Originally, jodhpurs (as worn in and around the city in India after which they are named) were tight-fitting only from the knee to the ankle and were flared above the knee; modern stretch-fabrics have allowed jodhpurs to be supportive and flexible.Price, Steven D. (ed.) "The Whole Horse Catalog: Revised and Updated" New York:Fireside 1998 ISBN 0-684-83995-4 p. 215]

Special adaptations for riding include a pattern cut with the leg seams on the outside of the leg; a patch on the inside of the knee, sometimes of a sticky material such as leather; and in some cases an additional harder-wearing "sticky" panel on the seat, also of leather or a synthetic with similar properties. Traditionally, classic jodhpurs are white or cream, but now come in a variety of colours.

The word "jodhpurs" is often used interchangeably with riding breeches, although breeches more strictly are riding trousers that come down to just below the knee. Jodhpurs, along with riding breeches, may be worn with knee-high riding boots, but jodhpurs are more commonly worn with short jodhpur or "paddock" boots, sometimes with knee-length half-chaps or leggings.

"Kentucky Jodhpurs" are full-length riding pants used exclusively in Saddle seat riding. Like Hunt Seat jodhpurs, they are close-fitting from waist to ankle, but differ in that they are much longer, ending with a flared bell bottom that fits over the jodhpur boot, usually extending longer than the heel of the boot in back, and covering the arch of the foot (but not the toe) in front. The overall look gives the impression of a rider with a long leg, a desired equitation standard. Like the hunt seat jodhpur, they have elastic straps that run under the boot to help hold the pant leg in place. Saddle seat riders, whose riding clothing styles derived from men's business suits, wear Kentucky Jodhpurs in dark colors, usually black, navy blue, or a shade that matches the riding coat.Crabtree, Helen K. "Saddle Seat Equitation: The Definitive Guide" Revised Edition New York:Doubleday 1982 ISBN0-385-17217-6 p. 92-100]


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