I have been lucky enough to have an Arctic Horse Wool riding skirt come into my life this last week. When my good friend ordered it and it was a bit too big for her she thought of me!! I could not believe my luck!! I have wanted one of these for the last few years but never went through with it. So to have my friend order one that I could touch and try on was wonderful.
I will just say. This skirt is awesome. If you live where it gets cold, where the wind blows and the snow piles up, then this skirt is for you. If you ride or drive this skirt does it’s job beautifully.
It’s wool on the outside and lined with polar fleece. It’s heavy but has plenty of room for your legs so walking around is not an issue at all.
I thought it would attract all the dirt and hay when doing chores but it doesn’t at all! Things will stick to it but with a flick of your hand they will fall right off. If you get a little mud on it, just allow it to dry and it will brush off! The wool is amazing.
There are elastic pieces sewn in the front of the skirt that you can slip your legs into. This will keep the front of the skirt down when the wind is really blowing, if your riding or driving.
The zipper is a two way so you can simply zip it up a bit for getting on your horse OR there are snaps so you can snap the front of the skirt up at the waist and this will free your legs entirely for stepping into the stirrup!
The skirt is so roomy that it makes moving around easy. So I can harness and hitch while wearing it.
With all the leg room I don’t need to unzip the front to get in the cart. I do think it would be a good idea to at least snap the front up onto the waist if you were stepping up into the saddle though.
It keeps me toasty warm on my drives. So I give the Arctic Horse Wool Skirt a 5 star review. I highly recommend these skirts for riding, driving, doing chores or going for walks! It will serve me well for many many winters.