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When fitting a show jacket, make sure the sleeves hit around the wrist and the back has enough room to accommodate the jumping position. Find a properly-fitting horse show jacket with help from the owner of an English tack store in this video on horse supplies.
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Hi, I'm Tori Johnson at The Leading Rein; I'm going to show you how to fit a show jacket. This is Danielle and we get a show jacket on. As you can see this jacket probably does not fit her very well. But it's too short in the wrists, "And do your arms up", and it's too tight across the back when she tries to into her jumping position for riding. The length is good; but everything else is just too small and she can hardly button it. Now we have Francesca over here. "Can you button it up for me?" And this fits Francesca very very very nicely. It's not too long in her arm. She's got a little bit of room in the chest. "Can you put your arm forward?" And when her arms go forward, there's just enough give that it's not going to be uncomfortable and when you want it to be just like that when you ride. You want it to cover your wrists; but you certainly don't want it to be above your wrists and you don't want it to be covering your thumb. This is a very good length. You want it to come a little bit past her hips and so this is overall a very nice jacket for going in the show ring.