TACK & GEAR
Work and ride all winter long in gloves made for the activities you love.
A durable work glove designed for maximal dexterity, the Ladies Dex II (suggested retail, $25.99), from Carhartt, is made with textured, breathable spandex reinforced with leather over the palm and across the knuckles. An elastic cuff is secured with a hook-and-loop closure. In blue dusk or brass, in sizes S to L. Visit www.carhartt.com.
Waterproof and breathable, the Winter Riding Glove (suggested retail, $34.95), from Noble Outfitters, is made with a ribbed cuff and Primaloft insulation to keep out the cold. The stretch shell fabric is reinforced with a synthetic leather palm, thumb and rein path to help keep a firm grip on the reins. In black, in sizes 5 to 9. Visit www.nobleoutfitters.com. Designed for show jumping, dressage or everyday riding, the Digital Winter Lined riding glove (suggested retail, $41.95), from SSG Riding Gloves, is fleece-lined for warmth with a textured surface to increase durability and grip. In black, in unisex sizes 6 to 10. To find a dealer, visit www.ssgridinggloves.com.
For all forms of recreational riding and driving, the Winter Trail Glove (suggested retail, $44.95), from Heritage Gloves, is made with genuine sheepskin leather for a soft and natural grip on the reins, with a polar fleece liner for warmth. A “rein cut” design reduces bulk between the ring and pinky fingers. In black, brown or tan, in sizes 6 to 13. Call 800-9393101 or visit www.HeritageGloves.com. The Everyday Showerproof Polar Fleece riding glove (suggested retail, $14.99), from Dublin Clothing, is made of fleece for warmth and comfort, with a membrane to block out water. The fingers are reinforced for grip, and an extended knit cuff helps keep the wrists warm. In sizes S to XL. Visit www.dublinclothing.com.
“The bridle reins hang loose in the hold of his lean left hand; As the tether gives, the horse bends browsing down to the sand, On the pommel the right hand rests with a smoking briar black, Whose thin rings rise and break as he gazes from the track.” --- Thomas Heney, “The Boundary Rider”