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The first "Stoneriders" (as they were called), initially rode only in a loin-cloth - granted it was very cool in the summer, seriously lacked any winter protection. And if a Stonerider to "lay it down", say, in front of a Wooly Mammoth, the loin cloth would not provide much in the way of protection and ultimately caused the first cases of 'cave rash' which were, indeed, fatal to the unfortunate Stonerider...

The next development in the evolution of Stonerider gear, was a full body tunic, It did afford somewhat more protection than the simple loin cloth in terms of protection against the elements. It was during this time that excessive body hair was acceptable as a riding accoutrement as it could help keep rain and snow off the Stonerider. However, it had it's limitations as to the ultimate protection it could afford. - excessively long body hair could easily become entangled in many things, causing the Stonerider to be yanked from his ride.. Also, notice in the picture, below, that the individual had not incorporated anything in the way of foot protection.
[attachment=2:ygwykbds]cave-man.jpg[/attachment:ygwykbds]

The large log was also developed during that same time frame to afford the Stonrider protection against other, less civilized bands of Neanderthals and sabre toothed tigers that could use his hair to their advantage. This piece of safety equipment proved itself invaluable, as both the Neanderthal and Sabre toothed tiger were driven into extinction sometime following the introduction of "the log".

Anyways, moving on....the NEXT great 'evolution' in riding gear was the invention of the safety shoe, or boot. No doubt this came as a necessity of invention as the Stonrider realized he needed a way stop, otherwise his tunic would be ruined after one lay down.

[attachment=3:ygwykbds]shoes.jpg[/attachment:ygwykbds]

The next major improvement in riding gear was the ATGATT concept, below. Notice the safety hat, the full boots and leggings, and the outer rain garment to protect against prehistoric thunderstorms. The invention of the bow and arrow coincided with a great improvement in the ability of the average Stonerider to fight off attackers.

[attachment=1:ygwykbds]FULL SAFETY GEAR.jpg[/attachment:ygwykbds]

A more cold weather version, sans hat and outer rain garment, is below:

[attachment=0:ygwykbds]full body gear.jpg[/attachment:ygwykbds]

This riding apparel then remained unchanged for essentially the next 20,000 years until the invention and of introduction of Pleather.

So that's the evolution of riding gear, in a nutshell, so to speak.
 

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what, nobody? Come on, that WAS funny!
 

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Hmmm there appears to be a similarity to our local cops. especially the guy with the log in his hands. LOL
 

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too funny!
 
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