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post #1 of 27 Old 10-22-2011, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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Do you wear gloves riding?

I have a problem, I can't figure out if I should or shouldn't wear gloves riding. I usually don't when doing an hour lesson but what if I was trail riding for lets say 5 hours. Do you wear gloves trail riding and practicing?



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post #2 of 27 Old 10-22-2011, 05:58 PM
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I always wear gloves, otherwise my hands start to hurt! Haha

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post #3 of 27 Old 10-22-2011, 06:14 PM
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I wear gloves as it's the dress code for my staff lessons and now it's habit but it's much easier on my hands which have to put up with a lot anyway.

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post #4 of 27 Old 10-22-2011, 07:12 PM
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I generally hate wearing gloves. I like having a delicate feel of the reins. However, I do wear them on a few of the horses I ride.
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post #5 of 27 Old 10-22-2011, 07:30 PM
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I hate gloves! And my hands have suffered for it too. (blisters/rein burn ect)

But when I wear gloves I feel as though I don't have contact betwen rein and the mouth.

After awhile your hands become tough

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post #6 of 27 Old 10-22-2011, 07:33 PM
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I always wear gloves, just a habit from years ago. I remember reading a book by an English instructor that taught Prince Charles to ride who wrote & I quote (prolly the reason why I wear gloves, stuck with me) - "Wearing gloves whilst riding, gives one a better purchase on the reins."
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post #7 of 27 Old 10-22-2011, 07:41 PM
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I don't wear gloves when riding unless I need them for protection for the cold. The only time I've ever been blistered while riding was when I fell off and didn't let go of the rein .

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post #8 of 27 Old 10-22-2011, 07:42 PM
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I always wear gloves. They help when doing stable chores, if you don't know the horse you're riding well they help if that horse likes to yank the reins out of your hands, they help on long rides and even for short rides they are nice. They will also keep your hands warm throughout the winter- I used to ride without gloves in the winter, outside, and I would be getting numb and have to stop riding. Now I have no issues (though I do ride in an indoor arena now, but an unheated and slightly open one). Plus my violet colored gloves make my hands look super stylish.
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post #9 of 27 Old 10-22-2011, 07:48 PM
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Only for showing and in winter, when I'd wear them even if I weren't riding.

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post #10 of 27 Old 10-22-2011, 07:52 PM
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Same as smrobs and equiniphile-only in the winter, when I need them for the cold.
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