<P>RANCH HORSE JOURNAL JUNE 2016 37 30 or 40 years, even under hard use. But it depends on the quality with which you started. Abigail Boatwright is a special contributor to the Ranch Horse Journal. To comment, write to aqhajrnl@aqha.org. Just like chaps, chinks should fit well around your crotch and leg – not too big or too tight. You dont want them to pucker or gap at your crotch when youre sitting on your horse, Joey says. Jack says to make sure the fastener – whether its a zipper, or a buckle – does not rub between your leg and the saddle. Jack and Joey advise you to look carefully at the chinks before you buy, or research the companys reputation. Look for quality hardware, quality leather and quality workmanship, Jack says. Joey adds that inexpensive chinks can sometimes have a shorter wear life. You basically get what you pay for, Joey says. Shop around and look at different makers, and if you see something you like or a style that strikes your fancy, check out the work- manship. A cheap one might suffice for a little while, but if it has bad construction or bad leather, you wont get that much service out of them. Its nothing for a pair to last 20, BECKY NEWELL You want your chinks to fit around your hips, without gaps around your crotch, but not too tight to inhibit movement. JOEY JEMISON has more than 45 years experience working with leather under the tutelage of legendary saddlemakers George Murray and Eddie Brooks. Joey opened his first saddle shop in 1981, and today, Joey Jemison Custom Leather makes top-quality saddles, tack, chaps and accessories in Weatherford, Texas. BIO JACK GULLY has been making chaps since 1977 and chinks since 1987. Based in Newell, South Dakota, he co-owns K Bar J Leather Co. with his wife, Kelly. 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