Frequently asked questions

What type of saddle can you ride in?

The Moorland riding skirt has been designed for all styles of astride saddles from English to western style.

How do I re-wax my waxed cotton skirt?

  • Using a damp sponge clean of any excess dirt from the waxed cotton.
  • Place your tin of wax cotton dressing in hot water to soften it.
  • Apply thinly with a clean cloth to you waxed cotton.
  • Paying extra attention to seams, pocket edges, and any particularly worn areas.

What is the button for?

The button at the front of your skirt is to be done up across your horse’s withers to keep the rain out. It also helps keep the skirt in place, especially if you are going quickly or it’s a bit windy.

Can I get my skirt repaired?

Yes absolutely, all you have to do is send us an email to odetteinsoll@nouvellehabit

Please put ‘repair’ in the subject box so we can spot it easily.

A written description of the damage is good, but if you can take some photos and attach them to an email, that is even better. This will help us to be able to give you a more informative reply.  

Why waxed cotton and not a more modern fabric?

Waxed cotton is a tried and tested fabric that has been around for centuries. When cared for it will last you a lifetime. It also is the perfect weight to help keep your skirt in place plus it doesn’t make any noise when you move around.

What to do with my skirt when it’s wet?

The best thing to do with your skirt when wet is to hang it to dry using the hanger on the back of the skirt, if you want it to dry quickly placing it in a warm room will help speed up the drying. 

Please do not hang too close to heaters or fires. Remember it is made of wax!

How long is the turn around after I have ordered?

As each skirt is handmade to order this will vary. However, we promise that it will take no longer than 2weeks.

Can the length of the skirt be altered?

Our skirts have been designed to be the perfect length for everyone. They are 80cm from the top of the yolk to the bottom of the skirt. Our tallest test rider is 6’ and our shortest is 5’2”

What can I, and can’t I do in my skirt

We have tried to test our skirts for all activities but I’m sure there are things we have missed. 

This is our current list,

  • Walk
  • Trot
  • Canter
  • Gallop
  • Jumping
  • Hacking
  • Going through brambles
  • Groundwork
  • Leading

If you have something new to add to our list or you have a question please contact us via odetteinsoll@nouvellehabit.

We would love to hear from you.