Size Guide

Bridles

In order to obtain the correct Bridle Size for your horse, there are three essential measurements you need to take in CENTIMETRES:

 

  1. Bit to Bit - This measurement is taken from one side of the horses head, from the top of the bit ring (where the cheekpieces attach) - over the head (where the headpiece normally goes)- down to the bit ring on the other side.
  2. Noseband - This measurement is taken around the horses nose where a standard noseband normally fit. Where you need a grackle or drop noseband, please still measure it the same way, as those sizes have been worked out relative to the standard noseband sizes below.
  3. Browband - This measurement is taken from one side of the horses head, across the horses brow and allowing for two fingers width behind the ear each side for clearance. If you have a current browband that fits nicely, you can just measure that from end to end.

Once you have these three measurements, compare them to our chart to get the best fit overall. For the Bit to Bit and Noseband Opening measurements, ensure your measurement is between the smallest and largest sizes shown in the table below. You will see overlap on all sizes which allows for adjustment for inbetween horses.

Size (cms) Bit to Bit - Smallest Bit to Bit - Largest Noseband - Smallest Noseband - Largest Browband
Small Pony 68cm 83cm 54cm 60cm 35cm
Pony 73cm 97cm 57cm 63cm 37cm
Cob 87cm 106cm 60cm 66cm 40cm
Full 96cm 115cm 63cm 69cm 43cm
Extra Full 109cm 133cm 66cm 72cm 45cm


Please Note : very small differences may occur in leatherwork due to the fact they are handmade.

Browbands

In order to obtain the correct Browband Size for your horse, there is one essential measurements you need to take in CENTIMETRES:

  1. Browband - This measurement is taken from one side of the horses head, across the horses brow and allowing for two fingers width behind the ear each side for clearance. If you have a current browband that fits nicely, you can just measure that from end to end.

Once you have this measurement, compare this to our chart to get the best fit overall. If you are debating over two sizes, its always better to go slightly larger than make it tight around your horse's ears as this could cause discomfort and pull the headpiece inwards.

Size (cms) Browband
Small Pony 35cm
Pony 37cm
Cob 40cm
Full 43cm
Extra Full 45cm



Please Note : very small differences may occur in leatherwork due to the fact they are handmade.

Dog Collars

In order to obtain the correct Collar Size for your Dog, there is one essential measurement you need to take in CENTIMETRES:

  1. Neck - This measurement is taken from around your dogs neck, where the collar would fit.

Once you have this measurement, compare this to our chart to get the best fit overall. The stated size is the length of the collar to the middle hole. For each size, there is adjustment of +/- 4cm, but for ease of working out, as long as your dogs measurement is between the smallest and largest neck fitting of a size, then choose that size.

Design Size (cms) Smallest Neck Fitting Largest Neck Fitting Depth
4 Liner & Bones 30cm 26cm 34cm 2.2cm
4 Liner & Bones 35cm 31cm 39cm 2.2cm
4 Liner & Bones 40cm 36cm 44cm 2.2cm
8 Liner 40cm 36cm 44cm 2.2cm
8 Liner 45cm 41cm 49cm 3.2cm
8 Liner 50cm 46cm 54cm 3.2cm
8 Liner 55cm 51cm 59cm 3.2cm
8 Liner 60cm 56cm 64cm 3.2cm



Please Note : very small differences may occur in leatherwork due to the fact they are handmade.

Mattes Ear Bonnets

In order to obtain the correct Ear Bonnet Size for your Horse, there are three essential measurement you need to take in CENTIMETRES:

Compare these to our chart to get the best fit overall.

Size Circumference - Base of Ears Inside Ear Length Distance Between Ears
Cob 24cm 14cm 7cm
Full 24cm 18cm 8cm
XL 26cm 18cm 9.5cm



Girths

In order to obtain the correct Girth Size for your horse, there is one essential measurements you need to take in CENTIMETRES:

  1. Girth Length - This may seem simple, but when purchasing a girth, especially an expensive one, you will want to make sure the it still fits your horse through certain weight changes over summer and winter. Therefore you need to enlist some help and measure from the middle hole on the saddle straps, under the horses stomach and up to the middle hole of the saddle strap the other side. This will give you a few holes either side for seasonal adjustments.

if you are in between sizes, and are unsure, simply measure out the nearest girth size and see where this sits on the saddle strap holes, ensuring there is still a good level of adjustment. If this is not workable and you definitely require a different size, please contact us via our contact form and we will advise you personally.

Size (cms) Dressage Girth Stud Girth (small strike plate) Stud Girth (Large strike Plate) Close Contact Girth (Large strike plate) Anatomic Girth Mattes Long Girth (all styles) Mattes Short Girth (all styles)
50cm x     x     x
55cm x     x     x
60cm x     x     x
65cm x     x     x
70cm x     x     x
75cm       x     x
80cm       x     x
85cm       x     x
90cm   x     x   x
100cm   x     x    
105cm   x     x x  
110cm   x     x x  
115cm   x     x x  
120cm     x   x x  
125cm     x   x x  
130cm     x   x x  
135cm     x   x x  
140cm     x   x x  
145cm           x  



Please Note : very small differences may occur in leatherwork due to the fact they are handmade.

Headcollars

The easiest way to ensure you have the correct headcollar size for your horse, is to measure your current headcollar, as unlike bridles headcollars do not need to be a tight fit around the horses head.

There are two measurements you need to take in CENTIMETRES to ensure you purchase the right size:

  1. D Ring to D Ring - This measurement is the buckled measurement, from the top of the D ring at one side of the noseband - over the headpiece - to the top of the D Ring on the other side of the noseband. So long as your measurement is between the smallest and largest of our measurements your headcollar will fit fine.
  2. Around the Noseband - This measurement is the entire circled measurement of the noseband opening, nosebands are designed to be looser fitting, so its best to use your current headcollar and starting from one side, measure back around until your tape measure meets. Again so long as your noseband fits in between our smallest and largest measurements, the headcollar will fit as its fully adjustable.
Size (cms) D Ring to D Ring - Smallest D Ring to D Ring - Largest Noseband - Smallest Noseband - Largest
Pony 98cm 112cm 55cm 65cm
Cob 102cm 116cm 60cm 70cm
Full 106cm 118cm 65cm 75cm
Extra Full (Draft Horse only) 120cm 134cm 78cm 89cm



Please Note : small differences may occur in leatherwork due to the fact they are handmade, on each crown piece there is room for an additional hole at the top (to make the D ring to D ring smaller if required). Also for the headcollar, the Extra Full is a true Draft Horse Size.

Horse Boots

Tendon Boots

There are three measurements for Tendon boots you need to take in CENTIMETRES to ensure you purchase the right size:

  1. Cannon Bone/Fetlock Combined Length - measure the horses cannon bone length, allowing enough clearance so that when the horses leg is flexed upwards the boot would not intefere with free movement of the knee
  2. Fetlock - measure a U shape from the front side of the fetlock, round the back of it and back to the front, ensuring that the start and end of the U is where the boot would sit.

Our Tendon Boots have 2 - 3 (depending on the boot size) fully elasticated straps enabling maximum adjustment for comfort of the boot on the horses leg. There are 3 holes on each strap which give the smallest/largest dimensions listed below. Small variations can occur as they are all handmade.

Size (cms) Tendon Boot Depth (Cannon/Fetlock Combined Length) Tendon Boot Width (Fetlock Area - widest part)
Small Pony 16cm 18cm
Pony 19cm 20cm
Cob 23cm 22cm
Full 25cm 24.5cm
Extra Full 26cm 25cm

Bell Boots

There are three measurements for bell boots you need to take in CENTIMETRES to ensure you purchase the right size:

  1. Coronet Band - measure around the cannon bone until your tape measure completes a circle, choose the closest match to your required size, as there is small adjustment for best fit on the velcro fastenings.
  2. Hoof Base - measure around the bottom of your horses hoof until your tape measure completes a circle, choose the closest match to your required size, as there is small adjustment for best fit on the velcro fastenings.
  3. Coronet Band to Hoof Base - measure the depth from the coronet band where the top of the boot will fit to the base of the hoof. Ensure there is enough depth for your chosen size without the boot scraping the floor.

Our Bell Boots have a double velcro fastening for added securing, this does allow for small adjustments +/- 1cm from stated Coronet and Hoof measurements, though obviously cannot affect the depth.

Size (cms) Bell Boot (Top around Coronet) Bell Boot (Bottom around base of hoof) Bell Boot Depth (from Coronet to base of hoof)
Small Pony 18cm 33cm 8.5cm
Pony 24cm 41.5cm 9cm
Cob 26cm 46cm 9.5cm
Full 26cm 47cm 10.5cm
Extra Full 28cm 48cm 11.5cm
Ladies Belts

Our Ladies Belts can be worn with hipster or high waisted breeches as well as casual legwear. Measurements are pretty self explanatory, except to ask customers to measure themselves according to what type of legwear they are planning it to go with as hip sizes will likely require a different size.

So long as your measurement fits between the smallest and largest buckled sizes - choose that size.

Size (cms) Belt - Buckled to Smallest Hole Belt Buckled to Largest Hole
Small 75cm 85cm
Medium 80cm 90cm
Large 85cm 95cm
Martingales

Martingale/Breastplate

There is only one measurement you need to take in CENTIMETRES for the martingale/breastplate as the main strap that connects to the girth has such a significant level of adjustment it will fit all sizes relative to the breastplate parts.

  1. Centre of Chest to D Ring on Saddle - View the horse from the front and find the centre point of the chest. Measure from this point to the D ring on your saddle. As long as your measurement fits between our smallest and largest, thats the size you should choose.
Size (cms) Breastplate (Centre of Chest - Saddle D Ring - Smallest) Breastplate (Centre of Chest - Saddle D Ring - Largest)
Small Pony/Pony 58cm 68cm
Cob/Full 71cm 81cm
Mattes Saddle Pads

Please See Rug Sizing Below



Mattes Rug Sizes

Rug Sizes are as follows:-

Length Regular Rugs Mer System Rugs
125cm X X
130cm X
135cm X X
140cm X
145cm X X
150cm X
155cm X X
160cm X
165cm X X



Stirrup Leathers

When looking at purchasing Stirrup Leathers it's important to choose a size where there is not too much excess strap once you have the leathers to your riding length, nor that you require a roll around the stirrup irons (a problem sometimes seen when small children are in the saddle).

Our Stirrups are extremely adjustable with 12 holes each at 3cm Intervals. Holes start at 2/3rds along the length of the Stirrup Leathers, with room to add more if required, so if you have smaller and larger children riding the same pony add all their measurements up and divide by the number of children to get an average size that will work for all of them.

Stirrup Leather Sizes (cms) Stirrup Leather Sizes (inches)
90cm 35in
100cm 39in
110cm 43in
120cm 47in
130cm 51in
140cm 55in
150cm 59in
160cm 63in
170cm 67in
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