Your riding outfit is incomplete without riding gloves. They keep your hands safe from the rubbing of the reins or lunge line and the weather. Riding gloves are made specially for riders and have stronger parts where the reins touch the gloves. Different styles have different features, such as more grip, air holes, stretchy fabrics and weather protection.
You can find your glove size in two ways: by half-inch steps or by general sizes from extra small to extra large. Riding gloves should be close-fitting, but not too tight or loose.
- Use a soft cloth tape measure that shows inches.
- Wrap it around the biggest part of your hand, not including your thumb. The tape measure should be snug and straight, but not stretched. Your glove size is the same as the number of inches around your hand. In the picture, the glove size is 7 inches. If the tape measure showed 6¾ inches, then the glove size would be 7 inches too.