My son goes horse riding and loves it. However, it is not a cheap hobby to say the least. As he is still young and grows like a wild flower, I am always wary about buying expensive clothing. I did think about buying some breeches though I think I might prefer to start with a helmet. However his teacher must be used to kids, so she recommends that for now he uses a cycling helmet as that offers the same protection. I think it is really great that she is practical and in due course I will buy him whatever he needs, but meanwhile I will stick to practical stuff like a cycling helmet and wellies!