Kids gloves etc

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So am finally taking my 6 yr old hunting this season led off a horse.
Just wondered if anyone can recommend the best gloves so as not to let child go cold!! Also does anyone's child have a thermatex waistcoat and recommend them? I like mine but not sure about a child!
 

Clodagh

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So am finally taking my 6 yr old hunting this season led off a horse.
Just wondered if anyone can recommend the best gloves so as not to let child go cold!! Also does anyone's child have a thermatex waistcoat and recommend them? I like mine but not sure about a child!
I can't really help, my child now being nearly a grown up now, I am not up to date. But well done you! I loved taking my son out hunting.
My mum took me loads as well, but my pony was far better behaved than her horse so I was more of a calming device.
 

Shay

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The McWet gloves go down quite small - although we used sealskins when DD was very small. They are really bulky - but it they are on the lead rein anyway feel on the reins is less important. You can get silk liners for gloves which can help but I couldn't find them small enough for her initially. It does get more complicated if you have tiny hands and still need feel. Thermatex did a pair we used extensively one year - but it wasn't waterproof.

Layers and more layers. Thermal johds if you can get them small enough - if not those thermal tights you get with their school uniform under. You can get something called "Footisies" - a self heating gel pad designed to go in the boot. They are single use and quite thin, stick it to the sock and go. It lasts about 8 hours. DD still uses them at 19! You can get the same thing for gloves but we found them too annoying. If you get the re-useable gel packs that you boil to re-set you can set them off at intervals and put them in pockets etc. Or hold them in your hands when the field stops. I never used a waistcoat on DD - just thermal base layers. With a BP as well they do have fairly good torso protection. Its the extremities you need to cover!
 

Fiona

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So am finally taking my 6 yr old hunting this season led off a horse.
Just wondered if anyone can recommend the best gloves so as not to let child go cold!! Also does anyone's child have a thermatex waistcoat and recommend them? I like mine but not sure about a child!
Toggi make kids winter ones, my 7yo has some and they seem good.

Not sure about thermatex but as you say, I love mine, so why wouldn't a child be the same.....

Also thermal base layer etc...

FIona
 
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