Half chaps have recently become popular as an ideal schooling accessory. The reasoning behind the rise in popularity is quite clear: half chaps make it possible for riders to minimize leg rub and irritation from riding, but don’t have to go through the hassle of putting on taller boots. With this in mind, half chaps are ideal for novice riders who aren’t comfortable yet in tall boots or who may need extra grip in the saddle. They’re even useful for expert riders who may want to preserve their taller boots for shows and competitions.
In order to determine what size half chaps you’ll need, it’s important to measure your leg with the breeches and socks you’ll be wearing while riding (no athletic socks allowed!). This can help provide you with the most accurate fit possible, which is essential for finding the right pair of chaps based on your needs. It’s important to only measure your legs when you’re sitting, as this can ensure that your half chaps are comfortable. Measure the circumference of your calf muscles, as well as the height of the back of your heel up to the back of your knee.
At One Stop Equine Shop, we offer a wide range of leather and synthetic leather half chaps that are perfect for schooling or a day of casual riding. No matter what your level or riding experience, our half chaps will perfectly fit your needs. One Stop Equine Shop features half chaps from a range of designers, including Ovation, Tredstep Ireland, and Tuffrider. Please note that styles and sizes range from brand to brand.