I get very nervous when I show and ride. I have been showing and riding for years and years and while the nerves are somewhat manageable, a big side affect of this stress seems to be excessive sweat. Even if it is cool, I find myself sweating through clothing quickly. It’s disgusting and I hate it.
I don’t really mind sweating through my shirt; nobody will see it because of the coat. However, the breeches thing is a problem. The puke-green TS we all wear show sweat stains very easily, and it is unattractive and uncomfortable. Of course, it usually starts in the unmentionables area, which looks even worse.
I feel very awkward and uncomfortable asking about this, but I figure there are other riders who must have been through something similar, and frankly it’s more uncomfortable knowing I’ve been jumping around looking like I’ve wet myself. Do any of y’all have ideas on how to keep this from happening… or really, just from showing? I would imagine that the nerves and sweating aren’t just going to disappear, but if I could just keep the sweat stains from appearing, that would be great.