What are half chaps for?
Also asked, can you show in half chaps?
While you might have to own a pair of tall boots for showing, as half chaps aren't legal at most recognized shows and events, you can prolong your pricey boots' life without sacrificing your feel by doing your everyday riding in half chaps.
Additionally, are half chaps necessary? Both Tall boots and half chaps are used to prevent rubs and chaffing from the stirrup leathers and to help provide extra grip on the saddle. Half chaps are often easier to fit and are generally not quite as expensive as tall boots making them an attractive option for many casual riders.
Also know, what size half chaps do I need?
You must measure your calf width over the type of pant you will ride in. A thicker or a thinner pant will change the way the half chap fits your calf. Try your half chaps on with the paddock boots you will ride in to ensure the chaps fit over them and are tall enough to accommodate the boots.
How do you wear half chaps?
To put your half chaps on, simply slip your foot into the elastic stirrup at the bottom of the chap. This settles in front of the heel on your boot. You should always ride in a boot with a heel so that your foot can't slip through the stirrup iron, putting you at risk of being dragged if you fall off.