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Measuring Page: A Little How To

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.

Measure your head

HELMET SIZE CHART:

E.O. carries helmets by Troxel, International, and Charles Owens, Ltd.

HEAD

20"

20 ½"

21"

21 ½"

22"

22 ½"

23"

23 ½"

SIZE

6 ½

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. 

 

TALL BOOTS:

Boot sizing

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" for the drop.  To measure for the calf width, while seated place the tape SLIGHTLY snug around the widest part of the calf. To insure proper measurement, take it at 2 or 3 places on the leg. See the diagram to the left. 

E.O. 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.

 

Measuring the body

BLANKET SIZE CHART:

HANDS

13-13.3

14-14.3

15-15.3

16-16.3

17-17.3

18-18.3

SIZE

58-60-64

68-70-72

74-76

78-80

82-84

86

For blanket size, measure your horse from the center of the chest, along the side of the body, to the center of the tail.

E.O. 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.

 

Bit sizing

BIT SIZES:

Bits are available in a wide variety of sizes from as small as 3" for small ponies to as large as 6" 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.

E.O. stocks bits by Myler, Steelast, John Patterson, Centerline, Kangaroo, and Happy Flex.

 

girth length

GIRTH SIZES :

HUNT SEAT

DRESSAGE

WESTERN

32" - 56"

20" - 32"

26" - 36"

Girths should be measured from buckle end to buckle end. To pick an appropriate size measure your horse around the barrel to mid-billet.

E.O. offers girths by Barnstable, Courbette, British Bridle Works, Professional Choice, and Henri De Rivel.