Hmm perhaps you are right.
But a lot of websites have both, in separate sections.
I was thinking maybe gaiters are the only ones to have zips up the back?
Or I thought maybe gaiters were not made of flexible leather like half chaps.
I used to think gaiters and half chaps were the same but they're not
Gaiters are leather and go higher up the leg and have a curve up at the top like the picture.
Half chaps are straight cut at the top.
I'm not quite sure why they're so different because in the BHS exam im doing in november it says no half chaps but gaiters are acceptable.