TACK & GEAR

Ride on through win­ter weather with gloves to keep your hands warm and se­cure on the reins.

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Get a grip

“My lit­tle horse must think it queer To stop with­out a farm­house near Be­tween the woods and frozen lake The dark­est evening of the year.” ---Robert Frost, “Stop­ping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

The Spec­trum Win­ter Glove (sug­gested re­tail, $38.95), from Her­itage Per­for­mance Rid­ing Gloves, is made with a ma­chinewash­able syn­thetic suede to al­low for a sen­si­tive, se­cure grip in a glove that is also breath­able. A wa­ter-resistant shell bonded to a fleece liner pro­tects against win­ter weather. The “rein cut” de­sign re­duces the bulk be­tween the ring and pinky fin­gers to al­low for bet­ter con­trol. Avail­able in black, in adult sizes 4 to 11. Visit www.her­itage­gloves.com.

For a cus­tom-like fit, the ROECKL Po­lartec Gloves (sug­gested re­tail, $47), from Charles Owen, are made with a warm, soft Pow­er­stretch ma­te­rial de­signed to mold to the shape of the hand. The palms are coated with sil­i­cone to al­low for a se­cure grip on the reins. In black or brown, in sizes 6 to 10.5. Visit www.charlesowe­n.com.

The SmartTap Win­ter Fleece Gloves (sug­gested re­tail, $15.95), from Ova­tion, are fleece-lined, with an in­ner layer of C -40 Thin­su­late and a long, ribbed-fleece cuff to keep your hands and wrists warm. A grip­ping ma­te­rial cov­ers the rid­ing tracks and palms, down to the base of the thumbs. The gloves also fea­ture touch­screen-friendly tips on the thumb and in­dex fin­ger. In black, in sizes S(7), M (7.5), L (8) and XL (9). Visit www.Ova­tionRid­ing.com. The SSG 10 Be­low Wa­ter­proof, Style 6400 (sug­gested re­tail, $43.99), from SSG Rid­ing Gloves, is made with four lay­ers of warmth: po­lar fleece that has been treated to in­crease warmth, with a Thin­su­late lin­ing, a wa­ter­proof mem­brane, and a flex­i­ble, syn­thetic-leather outer layer. A grip­ping fab­ric cov­ers the full palm area. In black, in sizes 5 to 13. Visit www.ss­grid­ing­gloves.com.

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