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    03-05-2012, 11:15 AM
  #1
Green Broke
What western chaps should I buy?

All you western riders just convinced me that I need to buy some chaps. So specifically, what type should I buy? Anybody have links to specific sites that I can click and order? I don't need show chaps. I want something that will hold my fat rear on the slippery horse. Cool looking would be good as well.
     
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    03-05-2012, 11:42 AM
  #2
Ink
Weanling
Schneider's Western Chap With Fringe in Chaps at Schneider Saddlery
Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com Shotgun Suede Work Chaps

Or search ebay
Chaps | eBay
     
    03-05-2012, 11:50 AM
  #3
Green Broke
Here's the best price I've found:
Tough-1 Suede Leather Western Show Chaps - Statelinetack.com
I really like the Schneider's chaps, but I'd probably trip on suede that hangs down that far, so I'd not recommend them. =( Maybe you're less of a klutz than me! =b
     
    03-05-2012, 11:57 AM
  #4
Ink
Weanling
Yes, Schneiders typically makes good stuff.
I flip the bottoms of my chaps up when I'm on the ground walking around so I don't trip on the drop or get them dirty.

IF you're not planning on showing in them you can always take a good pair of scissors and cut off the extra. It won't hurt them any.
     
    03-05-2012, 12:02 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Some of you women, do most of these work ok on our more curvy figures? A lot of men have skinnier legs and bellies than I do.
     
    03-05-2012, 12:13 PM
  #6
Ink
Weanling
It can be hard to find a pair that fit perfectly off the rack. Measure your thigh at the widest part and go off the sizing charts. You can always adjust the waist with a hole punch and screwdriver.

The hobby horse ones are nice because they have elastic in them that gives you a little more give, but they're considerably more.
Hobby Horse Clothing Co. - Adult PMS Split Leather Chaps

They also have a couple of places you can order zip-in inserts to adjust the sizing if you're having trouble with fit.
Hobby Horse Clothing Co. - Elastic Chaps Inserts
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    03-05-2012, 12:19 PM
  #7
Trained
I'd order a size up from what you think you'll need. But it depends on what type of jeans you wear! I wear loose fitting boot cut jeans not tight wranglers and I have to compensate for that.
     
    03-05-2012, 12:22 PM
  #8
Green Broke
If I put on my old wranglers, they will be tight. If they will go on at all........
     
    03-05-2012, 12:23 PM
  #9
Green Broke
I'll probably get some of those from State Line Tack because they are cheap.
     
    03-05-2012, 01:00 PM
  #10
Super Moderator
I, personally, don't like full length chaps. They restrict my movement too much. I use tall buckaroo style boots so don't need the extra protection on my lower leg.

I love my "chinks".

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