Houghton Country stocks a wide range of riding gloves for women all of which are designed to offer extra grip on your reins especially useful in wet weather or on a sweaty horse and protect your hands from nicks and grazes. Some riders never ride without gloves for others they are a cold-weather necessity or dressage arena requirement or show ring accessory.
Horse riding gloves can usually be identified by the reinforcements between the index finger and thumb where the reins will sit and the third finger and little finger without this reinforcement the gloves can wear easily. Most also have a reinforced grippy palm made with leather, PU or suede. Silicone dots or text grips are also common across the palm to help add grip usually on fleece or Polyester gloves.
Summer riding gloves are lightweight and flexible designed to ensure while adding grip you don't lose the feel, or lose as little as possible, of the rein by using materials that reduce bulk and allow the fingers to move freely. Many summer designs have mesh panels on the back of the hand to allow as much airflow as possible while still offering reinforcement where needed.
Cold-weather women's riding gloves are designed to help keep your hands as warm as possible without making it impossible to feel the rein. Cold-weather gloves even using the thinnest insulation are less flexible by nature and are more suited to hacking and leisure riding.
Within our range you will find work gloves or yard gloves these are designed to be used around the yard to protect your hands while doing chores such as mucking out or filing a haynet and keep them cleaner.
When looking for riding gloves for competition riding it is best to stick to unstated plain colours such as black, brown, tan and cream, especially for showing, show jumping and dressage.
Our range of ladies riding gloves includes many colours and sizes. we try to include as many size guides and charts from manufacturers as we can but advice can be given over the phone or by email if you have any questions.