Ladies' and men's chaps are kind of long protectors for the rider's legs. Chaps worn with jodhpur boots look almost the same as jackboots.
Ladies' chaps are for the rider's legs protection. Their job is to protect the calves from abrasions and against the horse's sweat. What is more, chaps also help to stabilise the legs by the horse's sides, prevent slipping of the calves on the saddle flaps and horse's hair.
Ladies' and men's chaps should be rightly adjusted. In order to know which size of chaps to choose, you should measure the height from half your heel up to the bend (it is recommended to take measures while sitting) and a girth of your calf in its wider place. After taking these measurements you should choose the size up to a size grid available next to each product. Ladies' and men's chaps available in EQUISHOP have elastic inserts by their zips which helps in choosing their size.
Just as jodhpur boots, you can choose chaps made of genuine leather, such as these produced by Italian company VEREDUS, namely the DUETTO model. Leather chaps are soft and elastic, they perfectly adjust to the calves' shape and just as leather low boots, if properly maintained and taken care of, will serve their owner for many, many years. An alternative for leather chaps are the synthetic ones, made of eco-leather DETROIT chaps. These chaps also have an elastic insert by the zip, and they are thicker than the leather chaps.