It is important that you protect your hands when riding horses or handling horses on the ground, meaning gloves are an essential part of your equestrian equipment.
When you ride your hands naturally sweat and so does your horses neck, where the reins touch. This means your grip becomes compromised on the reins, putting you in danger of not having full control.
If your horse tends to lean on your hands, the protection of our gloves, will give you reassurance that you have correct safe contact on the reins, giving you the best control of your horse.
When a riders hands are cold they cannot grip as well and the strength is decreased. The dexterity in your hands is crucial to have a gentle hold on your horse’s mouth. By wearing gloves, not only does it keep your hands warm, but it protects them from cuts and scratches if you fall off. Wear your gloves when leading a horse in case they pull away from you. Your gloves will stop rope burn, which is extremely painful. Wearing gloves will give you extra grip, which in turn gives you extra strength, meaning you may be able to hold onto your horse and they may not get away from you.
DID YOU KNOW
The fingers on one hand are bent and stretched about 25 million times over the course of a lifetime. Our hands also have very sensitive “antennae” for receiving information from the environment: There are a total of 17,000 touch receptors and free nerve endings in the palm. These pick up sensations of pressure, movement and vibration, so it is with good reason that the sense of touch is often associated with the hand. The skin on our fingertips is especially sensitive to touch. Making them perfect for holding a delicate horses mouth through reins.
There are over 30 muscles in the hand, working together in a highly complex way. Movements of the hand are mostly started by muscles in the forearm. Only the thin tendons of these muscles are found directly in the hand: the extensor tendons used for stretching the hand run through the back of the hand to the tips of the fingers, and the flexor (bending) tendons run through the palms to the fingers.
The gloves we sell are perfect for holding reins, they are lightweight, designed for ease of movement, whilst giving you excellent grip, they are thin enough to feel you are hardly wearing gloves, which is the perfect glove for horse riding.