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Gloves- do you don't you?

Gloves- do you don't you?

Postby Trudi » Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:50 am

Saw someone asking this on FB...so...do you or don't you wear gloves when riding or handling?
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Re: Gloves- do you don't you?

Postby FlorayG » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:02 am

No. They encourage you to hang on ( people say oh, wear gloves or you will get rope burn). You don't hang on you LET GO

I do wear gloves riding in freezing cold weather, but that's nothing to do with the horse
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Re: Gloves- do you don't you?

Postby JennieF » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:07 am

I hate riding in gloves ... so, no, except when its really cold

I might wear some if handing a youngster that I know may mis-behave and I cant just let go ...
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Re: Gloves- do you don't you?

Postby FlorayG » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:21 am

you can always let go - I use a 15 foot rope, they've usually calmed down by the time they get out to the last loop of that :lol:
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Re: Gloves- do you don't you?

Postby JennieF » Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:31 pm

true - you can always let go ... but not if I am leading a horse on the road .... sometimes I prefer to hang on ... :wink:
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Re: Gloves- do you don't you?

Postby Chevalblanc » Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:51 pm

Hate gloves, never wear them (apart from my archery glove for the bow hand which is more hole than glove :wink: ). You just can't "feel" properly in gloves! And I hate having my fingers covered up. If it's really freezing I might break out the fingerless mittens......
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Re: Gloves- do you don't you?

Postby M-E » Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:30 pm

Another who doesn't do gloves, I only wear then for a interdressge show, although I do now have some non leather extra long reins that are so slippery when wet, I think I will have too wear them when it rains and also when it's so hot the sweat make them wet, Debz did say to try the cycling gloves as they are sort of fingerless, Oh I did always wear gloves when long reining, as they where quite course and even with out pulling they could make your hands sore after an while
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Re: Gloves- do you don't you?

Postby Trudi » Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:27 am

I'm pleased I'm not alone :lol: There is a judge at ID who is a real stickler for them- personally I don't agree that it gives you a better contact (unless like M-E says there is a chance of wet slippy reins) but it feels too 'static' in terms of contact which isn't what I'm after. Safety aside (my students are all adults and can decide for themelves) I don't use them unless it's to keep warm On the CRC almost everyone wore them.
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Re: Gloves- do you don't you?

Postby M-E » Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:35 am

Trudi wrote: There is a judge at ID who is a real stickler for them- .


Think I have met her :lol: got docked half a point, the annoying thing was I had half remembered I had stuffed them in my jobs waistband in the tack room so I wouldn't forget and that is where they stayed :roll: :rofl:
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Re: Gloves- do you don't you?

Postby Chevalblanc » Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:47 am

Trudi wrote:unless like M-E says there is a chance of wet slippy reins


That's one of the reasons I use rope reins, no slipping even when they're sweating. Not that I ever hold them tight anyway.......or even at all a lot of the time :lol:
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