|How to Size Riding Gloves|
Riding gloves are an essential piece of your riding outfit. They protect your hands from friction against the reins or lunge line and from the elements. Riding gloves are designed specifically to aid riders and often have reinforced areas for durability where reins come in contact with the gloves. Features vary between styles, but may include added grip, ventilation panels, flexible fabrics and weather resistance.
Glove manufacturers offer sizing in either half-inch increments or in universal sizing from extra small to extra large. Riding gloves should fit snugly, but not feel tight or binding.
To determine your glove size:
1) Use a soft fabric tape measure with inch increments.
2) Measure around the widest part of your hand, excluding your thumb. The tape measure should be snug and straight, but not tight.
|3) The number of inches around your hand represents your glove size. In the photo, the glove size is determined as 7 inches. If the tape measure showed 6¾ as the measurement, then the recommended glove size would be rounded up to 7 inches.|
If the gloves you like are offered in universal sizes, refer to the size charts provided here to determine your size.
|Helpful Tip: Leather gloves may be cared for in much the same way as your leather tack. If they become wet, allow them to dry naturally away from artificial heat sources. Condition them lightly with a leather conditioner to prevent them from cracking. Always check the manufacturer's care label, but in general synthetic gloves may be washed by hand with a mild soap and allowed to air dry.
For more assistance or to request a catalog, call 1-800-989-1500 to speak with a Dover Saddlery product advisor, or stop by any of our retail stores. Visit DoverSaddlery.com for a complete store listing and the full product offering.
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