You might be looking forward to going riding on horseback sometime soon, but you might not be fully prepared. One thing that you might not know, for example, is what you should wear. If you're hoping to buy clothing that is right for your horseback riding trip, keep these three tips in mind.

1. Look for Western-Themed Clothing

Of course, you don't have to keep up with a certain theme when you're going horseback riding. You might want to go with a Western theme, though, which can be a lot of fun. There are certain brands that specifically sell Western-themed and cowboy-themed clothing, such as T-shirts that have Western pictures or sayings on them. If you buy a couple of these pieces, you might find that they are perfect for going horseback riding. Plus, later on, you're sure to remember your horseback riding adventure when you put them on.

2. Look for Clothing That Won't Stain

One thing that you should think about when choosing clothing for your trail ride on horseback is whether or not your clothing will stain. You're supposed to groom a horse before you tack it up and ride it, but that doesn't mean that the horse might not still get you dirty. Plus, while you're out on the trails, you might get your clothing dirty, too. Because of this, you should look for clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Choosing darker colors over lighter colors is a good start. You probably won't want to spend a lot of money on the clothing that you are going to be wearing (just in case it gets permanently stained), and you'll probably want to look for clothing made from a fabric that can be easily washed in the washing machine.

3. Make Sure Safety Is Your First Priority

Although you might be concerned about choosing an outfit that looks good and will be nice and comfortable, you should make sure that you are concerned about safety first. After all, going trail riding on horseback can be dangerous. Although you might be tempted to wear a cowboy hat, for example, you will probably want to wear a helmet instead so that you can keep yourself safe. You'll also want to make sure that your clothing fits properly so that you can move freely but so that you don't have to worry about baggy clothing getting caught on tree limbs or anything else while you're riding down the trail.

For more information, get in touch with a Cowboy Up apparel retailer in your area.