Expert: Brian Henry, Fruita, Colorado.
Avoid: Material that will stretch. “When the leather stretches, the chaps no longer depict the polished look that judges want to see in the show pen,” Jenkins says.
Material: “This is largely up to the individual, but I prefer split leather,” she shares. “Split-leather chaps hold up really well and are easy to clean.”
Color: Personal preference carries the most weight. “I’m always drawn to a great pair of chocolate, black, or tan chaps for the reining pen.”