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post #21 of 24 Old 11-18-2019, 07:48 PM
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It was a balmy 26 degrees at dawn (though the wind probably brought it down to more like 15F), and by the time chores were done my hands in their laughable ssg "winter riding gloves" were hurting. Must be some other winter riding conditions where they work well.
See to me, chores = gloves under mittens weather. Cheap stretchy gloves are usually plenty if worn under wool (actual wool) mittens, especially ones with inner fleece liners. I get them at thrift stores! I don't know who is getting rid of all these stunning, multi-coloured, mismatched wool mittens... ;) But they make my life a lot easier. If I HAVE to have the use of my fingers, like for untying haynets, I take the mitts off for a minute and put them back on. The worst, I find, is cleaning manure because the handle of the manure fork is so cold. Mittens make it so much easier.

I just find it's worth it to invest in good riding gloves because you need fingers (at least one + the thumb) and you can't have too much bulk. It's really hard to find that in warm glove. However, chores are perfectly doable with heavy woolen mittens.
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post #22 of 24 Old 11-18-2019, 07:54 PM
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I have always used gloves for chores but today after reading this post I decided to buy a pair of mitts; they have a sherpa fuzzy lining so hopefully will be warm and I might wear a fine pair of gloves underneath so I can slip off the mitts when I need to use my fingers.

Like George I curl up my fingers to warm them when they get cold, not great but it helps and if I have time i might go to one of my equine friends and put my hands under their mane for a couple of minutes and that helps as well. I have noticed that a couple of fingers that have suffered injuries in the past really get a lot colder than the others.

What we don't go through for these grateful or ungrateful equines.
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post #23 of 24 Old 11-20-2019, 04:46 PM
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Have you tried men's gloves? (I assume you have, but ...) Men's are built for generally larger hands, but sometimes you can get a small-size glove/mitten that's built for a heftier set of knuckles but still has shorter fingers.
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post #24 of 24 Old 11-20-2019, 08:39 PM
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Last winter I worked at our barn three morning a week for at least 3 hours- hay, feed and water for 40 horses and then sweeping up.

I found that the latex exam gloves under my work gloves worked really well to keep my hands warm.

Last week I tried to ride with Vinyl exam gloves under my Isotoners that I like to use for riding (the vinyl ones are what I had available). The vinyl did NOT work at all. My hands were colder than they would have been without anything!

So latex works, vinyl does not.
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