We manufacture many different styles of western chaps. The type of chaps that you need will depend upon the kind of riding that you do and the elements that you may be riding in. I you are competing in an event, you may need a unique type of chap. The information here will help you to decide which style of chaps would best fit your needs.
The batwing chap is a full length pleasure or work chap which normally secures to the upper leg with buckles and straps. It is an "open" design which allows air circulation. This chap offers full length protection from trees, brush, and other elements.
The chink is a 3/4 length pleasure or work chap which normally secures to the upper leg with buckles and straps. It is an "open" design which allows the best circulation of air. It is the most versatile chap and offers good upper leg protection from trees, brush, and other elements while offering less restriction to movement.
The cutting chap is a full length chap which normally secures to the upper leg with buckles and straps. It is very similar to a batwing chap except that it has a "dropped heel" which is designed to cover the rider's boot heel and spurs. This allows the rider to "cue" the horse with spur or heel movements without those "cues" being seen by spectators or judges.
The rodeo chap is a standard item in the "roughstock" events of rodeo. It is a specially cut batwing chap that is designed to "flap" to accentuate the movements of the rider and make the riders movements look more dramatic to the spectators and judges.
The shotgun chap is a full length pleasure or work chap with a zipper closure. It offers the most protection from the elements but is also the most restrictive and has the least air circulation because of it's "closed leg" design.
The "show chap" or "equestrian chap" is a full length chap with a zipper closure. It is very similar to the shotgun chap with the exception that it is made with a "dropped heel" like the cutting chap to conceal the riders spurs and heel.
The schooling chap is a full length chap used for english style riding. It is basically a shotgun chap that is normally tapered more tighter fitting than a western style shotgun chap.
The motorcycle chap is a full length chap with a zipper closure and snaps at the base of the leg. It is basically a biker style version of a shotgun chap with the exception that it has snaps at the base of the leg. The snaps keep the zipper from un-zipping that is caused by to the base of the chap leg "flapping in the wind" during riding.