A Little How To: Measuring for Horse & Rider Products
The charts on this page are rough estimations of size. Size may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer as well as horse to horse. It is only meant to be used as a general guide.
Helmet Size Chart:
Equestrian Outfitters, Inc. carries helmets by Troxel, International and Charles Owens, Ltd.
|Head||20"||20 1/2"||21"||21 1/2"||22"||22 1/2"||23"||23 1/2"|
|Size||6 1/2||6 5/8||6 3/4||6 7/8||7||7 1/8||7 1/4||7 3/8|
To achieve the correct helmet size, place the tape measure around the head just above the eyebrows. Convert the resulting measurement in inches to the sizes listed above.
Proper riding breeches and socks should be worn when measuring for tall boots in order to achieve an accurate measurement. There are many variables to consider when properly fitting a tall riding boot, such as height and calf width. Most stock boots run calf sizes slim, regular, wide and extra wide. Boot height is determined by lower leg length and the position of the tendons at the back of the knee. Your new boots will press on these tendons, but as the boots are broken in they will drop down and wrinkle at the ankles releasing the pressure on the tendons. To measure for height, stand with knees slightly bent and measure up the BACK of the leg from the floor to the bend in the knee. Add 1 inch for the drop. To measure for the calf width, place the tape SLIGHTLY snug around the widest part of the calf while seated. To ensure proper measurement, take it at two or three places on the leg. See the diagram below.
Equestrian Outfitters, Inc. offers stock boots by Devon-Aire, Ariat, Cavalier, On Course and Effingham. Semi-custom boots can be ordered from Effingham. Vogel makes our full custom boots.
Blanket Size Chart:
For blanket size, measure your horse from the center of the chest, along the side of the body, to the center of the tail.
Equestrian Outfitters, Inc. carries blankets, sheets, fly scrims, anti-sweat sheets, turnout rugs, coolers, dress sheets, liners and 1/4 sheets by WeatherBeeta, 5A Baker, Big D, Toklat, Practical Choice, Saratoga and Millers.
Bits are available in a wide variety of sizes from as small as 3 inches for small ponies to as large as 6 inches for draft horses. To measure for size, measure the actual piece that will be in the mouth. Use an existing bit. Measure from the inside corner to inside corner demonstrated by the red arrows.
Equestrian Outfitters, Inc. stocks bits by Myler, Steelast, John Patterson, Centerline, Kangaroo and Happy Flex.
Girth Sizes :
Girths should be measured from buckle end to buckle end. To pick an appropriate size, measure your horse around the barrel to mid-billet.
Equestrian Outfitters, Inc. offers girths by Barnstable, Courbette, British Bridle Works, Professional Choice and Henri De Rivel.