<P>36 JUNE 2016 RANCH HORSE JOURNAL on the other. Depending on your needs, youll want either a glove-y and lighter-weight material or a board-y material with a heavier weight. Jack avoids using deerskin because its too lightweight, but he loves to use elk hide. Hes made chinks with the hair still on the hide, which he says show competitors tend to enjoy, but are not always practical for hard work. The hair tends to come off, Jack says. But theyre fun for showing. He even makes woolies, which are two layers: leather and a long haired-on hide such as bear, Highlander cattle, Tibetan lamb or Angora goat. Unlike haired-on chinks, woolies are actually practical in really cold regions. Woolies are fun, Jack says. Theyre very warm, and they look really cool. Weight: For chinks used mainly in the show pen for ranch riding classes, Jack usually uses a lighter cowhide or elk hide that is soft and marked as four or five ounces in weight. For riding in brushy areas such as south Texas, he makes chinks with a heavier weight – sometimes even oil tanned. I use mostly soft leathers, except where theyre going to be used hard, like feedlots or places theres going to be a lot of rain or water, Jack says. In those areas, I use oil-tanned leather. He adds that roughout is better for use popping brush or riding through rough country. The common thought is that a mesquite thorn will slit a smoothout pair of chaps or chinks, Jack explains. Whereas if the material is roughout – heavy and stiff – the thorn will pretty much just stick a hole in you if you catch it right, but it wont slit or cut the leather. Joey makes chaps and chinks out of around 3-ounce-weight leather. He says choosing 2- to 2 ½-ounce leather will result in a very glove-like feel, but theyre too light. He prefers not making chinks out of material heavier than about 5 ounces because they tend to be too stiff. Hardware: Chinks can be fastened in several ways. These include stepping in like a pair of pants, snaps on the leg, buckles on the legs or zippers, like chaps. Though different styles are more popular in different regions, Jack says it just comes down to your personal preference. To fasten around your waist, you can choose a buckle in front, a buckle in back or a leather string in front. Details: Other options available include pockets on the outside of the chinks, pockets on the inside of the chinks, piggin strings, knife sheaths, tooled or basket-stamped yoke and conchos. Jack says conchos should be grouped in an uneven number as a nod to the old Moor traditions. Fringe is a key component of chinks, and the length is based on your personal preference. Jack likes long fringe that goes down to your instep, as added protection and better moisture wicking. The fringe wicks away water off the bottom of the chink, but the moisture evaporates more quickly from fringe than a solid chap, he says. But long fringe keeps the water from running into your boot. What to Look For JOEY SAYS YOU WANT YOUR CHINKS TO FIT ON YOUR HIPS, AND you want the length to go past your knee. Some people want them relatively short – a few inches below your knee, he says. They could go six inches below your knee or another 10 inches. It should go to at least your boot top or midway down the boot top when youre standing up. You can customize your chinks with options such as basketweave tooling, conchos and pockets. ANDREA CAUDILL Designed for work, many chinks can withstand tough use with little maintenance. But like all leather goods, proper care can help your equipment last for many years. Joey Jemison says his clients sometimes scrub their chinks in the bathtub, throw them in the washing machine or rinse them off after being used in the feedlot. The cleaning is important, but what is more important is replenishing oils after the leather gets wet. When wet leather dries, it gets stiff or hard because the oils have been removed, Joey says. And that can make it brittle. Anytime you wet leather, you need to put Lexol leather conditioner on it while its still wet and let it saturate it. When you come back, it may have taken longer to dry, but it will still be pliable. Jack Gullys care regimen for his chinks includes an annual rubdown with Ray Holes Chap Wax. He says when your chinks get wet, to let them dry hanging up, and follow up with Skidmores Leather Cream I dont do a whole lot to my chinks – I just like to get them broken in, and if I feel like they are getting stiff, Ill put Ray Holes Chap Wax or Skidmores Leather Cream on them. 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