Gloves for the Cowgirl

Work, play, winter, or summer, modern designs offering gloves for all the cowgirls

If you purchase Leather make sure the leather is nice and supple, yet long lasting. Calfskin, cow hide, deerskin, or kangaroo are good choices, as they are durable as well as supple. Although leather is still popular, more people prefer to buy synthetic material, which breathe more than their leather counterparts, they are also washable and seem to wear longer.

Leather in normal use require little care, if they are normally kept dry will pick up enough natural oils from the skin to keep them supple. If they do become wet, and somewhat stiff after air-drying, they will soon soften with wear. (Do not dry over direct heat.) A definite benefit of leather is that is is warmer than synthetic materials that tend to wick heat from the body. Depending on the cowgirls individual needs, specialized styles are available for most areas of the western lifestyle, from roping to ranch riding, show or pleasure riding.

My favourite pair would have to be the 100% Deerskin leather fringed style. Beautiful light medium weight with long fringe strands. So called Gauntlet as they go 3 1/2" past wrist. have a large range of styles to choose from.

When purchasing a pair go to your local tack shop or western wear store, try them on for fit and comfort. To find your size measure the hand you write with, measure around the palm of your hand at the widest part (excluding your thumb, The number of inches is your approximate unlined glove size. If you have long fingers or nails, you may need to add a half size. Make sure that the "V" fits comfortably between the fingers.

Embrace the Cowgirl Spirit! Saddle up a horse and go riding!

Return from Gloves to Cowgirls Western Wear Page