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post #21 of 32 Old 03-01-2013, 11:25 PM
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Me too! I have black and white double fringe with pink corners! These are the ones I save for show or going the neighbors and I have my work pair. (pic taken at a ranch horse show in TX)

Husband just traded my favorite 5/8" bosal for a nice pair of shotguns, I think I might try some, everyone says they are toasty in the winter.
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post #22 of 32 Old 03-01-2013, 11:39 PM
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^^I like those! Hubby has blue and white ones. I like woolies in the winter.
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post #23 of 32 Old 03-02-2013, 12:36 AM
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My hubby likes blue and white too, LOL! He just has some pure white ones that actually look pretty fancy :) he built some blue and white shotguns with double fringe tops and blue piping on the cuffs last winter. We let a friend take them, he loves them and wants to trade...he has a black and white rangy looking colt I have my eye on....tee he he he....payback for him trading off my favorite bosal..
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post #24 of 32 Old 03-02-2013, 10:08 AM
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I wear some chinks from time to time. I like them but here in NC even they can get warm on a hot humid day.

Cow chick, what weight of leather does your husband use for his armitas? I am thinking of trying my hand at making a pair. Also where did he get the pattern? Around here I can find chink and batwing and maybe shotgun but not armitas.
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post #25 of 32 Old 03-02-2013, 11:58 AM
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I started a similar thread several months ago hoping santa clause might drop them under the tree....

Didn't happen and I'm still in a pair of snake proofs....

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Fireman, I stopped in at the local Tandy Leather shop and talked to the them about making a pair.....not sure if Tandy has a store in your area but you might look there. They have patterns, material etc......
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I started a similar thread several months ago hoping santa clause might drop them under the tree....

Didn't happen and I'm still in a pair of snake proofs....

Hickman Saddlery - Chinks

Number 13, if the DW is still reading the forums!

Fireman, I stopped in at the local Tandy Leather shop and talked to the them about making a pair.....not sure if Tandy has a store in your area but you might look there. They have patterns, material etc......
You need to leave a catalog laying around opened to the page. You could also circle the size and color that you want. Also, borrow her computer and leave multiple pages open showing not only this thread, but the page that has the item you want. Or you could just do what my DH does. Order it yourself.
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post #27 of 32 Old 03-07-2013, 06:50 AM
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I wear chinks, and with 16" boot tops I have never had any issues

not a great pic I know but the only other one I have is of me in chinks Im riding the wife's dressage saddle, and I cant let that one get out
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post #28 of 32 Old 03-08-2013, 06:24 PM
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I prefer shotguns but it never really gets too hot in the Montana mountains. We do have heavy rain blow through though and with a good hat and duster you stay bone dry!
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post #29 of 32 Old 03-09-2013, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Received my patterns yesterday from Klenda Saddlery yesterday. I bought plans for his #34 Arizona chaps, #26 chinks, and #44 batwings. I'll just make a pair of each and see what works best for me. I like the look of all three patterns. They are geared toward work chaps, rather than show or rodeo chaps, which is exactly what I was looking for.

Mr. Klenda took the time to talk with me a little and made sure I was getting what I wanted. He gave me advice on leather weight and stiffness, as well as how to make them more water/weather resistant. He also guided me toward a good leather supplier.

We'll see how it goes and I'll post some pics when I'm done. Don't hold you breath, though. I'm not even finished with my stitching pony yet.

Thanks for all the input, folks. Happy riding!
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post #30 of 32 Old 03-17-2013, 12:55 AM
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I ride in English half chaps (the kind that goes to your knee and is designed to look like a full length boot)

I buy budget synthetic ones,they work very well and are comfortable.
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