Close-up of white Samshield Riding Gloves

Protection for hands

Riding Gloves

Riding gloves are indispensable when dealing with horses. They ensure that you keep a firm grip on the reins while riding. They also offer protection when handling the horse, whether when grooming, in the saddle or doing stable work.

What makes good riding gloves?

The most important thing about a good riding glove is probably how comfortable it is to wear. Whether it's leather gloves or riding gloves with studs, there should be no chafing, slipping or blisters anywhere. The material should be non-slip, especially on the ring finger, to allow good rein control. The riding glove should also have an elastic cuff that can be closed tightly around the wrist.

Riding gloves for summer

  • Lightweight fabrics are particularly breathable and prevent sweaty hands
  • often with Meshuse
  • also available with UV protection
  • e.g. made of nylon, polyester, polyurethane or synthetic leather

Riding gloves for winter

  • well lined and windproof
  • slightly thicker than normal riding gloves, so the fit is important
  • mostly made of stronger material



Find the right riding glove size

To find the right size, place a tape measure around your knuckles. Ignore your thumb. Close your hand loosely and read the circumference on the tape measure. These measurements are guidelines.

  Women Men
Glove size 6 6,5 7 7,5 8 8,5 9 9,5 10 10,5 11 11,5 12
Hand circumference in cm 16,5 17,6 18,9 20,3 21,6 23,0 24,3 25,7 27,0 28,4 29,7 31,1 32,4