I got some equileather half chaps for Christmas to go with my fancy new Ariat paddock boots. There is an elastic strip to provide stretch, but it's so tight that it doesn't really stretch well. I would just return them and get a bigger size, but being 5'0", a bigger size would make them so tall that they are over my knees... I have pretty big calves for someone my size. They fit, but they are extremely tight and the zipper doesn't zip all the way down.
Does anyone know anything about equileather? Does it stretch like real leather when wet? Is there anything I can do to make these work?