I have a pair of Heritage Performance Tackified Leather Gloves. I love the way they feel, problem is, I bought them in November and they are totally falling apart. The leather has gotten holes in the palm, from the the thumb to the first finger. I know they fit my palm, but I have freakishly long fingers. Does anyone have any suggestions? I don't even ride my horse yet, all this wear is from ground-work and training. It really important to me that the gloves have leather palms. Thanks!
If you are just considering gloves for using during riding and groundwork and they don't have to be pretty, you might consider roping gloves. They have a trimmer fit for us long fingered folks and the palms and fingers are usually made out of a very heavy duty material similar to Kevlar, designed to prevent against rope burns (at high speed) and other friction. However, if you are looking for something for warmth, I can't help you, I usually just get the wal-mart cheapos and layer them with those little stretchy gloves.
MNT, are those carhartts really that warm? That is one of the cheapest pair of "good" gloves that I have seen in a long time and I figure if they can withstand your winter and be warm enough for you, they should be perfect for down here.
I LOVE them. Mom got them for me this last Christmas. I've been wearing them to ride and trim while the temps are between 0-20 deg F (I didn't really ride during our last nasty cold snap but I think they'll do great) and my hands have been nice and warm. They're actually a little too warm when it gets up to 30 degs.
Awesome. Thanks! I may have to get me a pair. I never thought to look up their website but their stuff is much cheaper there. In a tack store around here, one of their coats would cost $150 at least so finding them for around $100 is awesome.