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Leather Short Anatomical Dressage Girth


The Mattes short anatomical dressage shaped girth, designed for maximum comfort for your horse.

Mattes make some of the best anatomical girths for horses, using only the finest leather and sheepskin, offering total flexibility, whilst at the same time guaranteeing that the girth remains fashionable as well as functional.

The flexibility makes sure that you can design an anatomical dressage girth that fits your requirements and is truly unique.

Anatomical Dressage Shaped Girths

  • Size: 50cm – 120cm (5cm Increments
  • Black, Brown or Champagne Leather Base
  • Top Quality Sheepskin, fully removable
  • Designed with your horses shape in mind.
  • Hundreds of fantastic Colour Combinations
  • Click on the button below to start designing your bespoke girth
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The Mattes Short Anatomical shaped Girth has been designed to ensure the best fit and maximum comfort for horses that compete specifically in dressage competitions.

Each shaped girth is custom made to order and utilizes only the finest fabrics and materials. Choose from hundreds of cotton, binding and sheepskin colour combinations to create something that is unique and will last for a long time.

The anatomical dressage short girth sheepskin shape suits horses with good confirmation where the girth sits far enough away from the horses elbow. The Girth is slightly cut back at the front and back in the elbow area. (strap is rotatable).

Mattes Girth Sizing Click to view.

In order to obtain the correct Girth Size for your horse, there is one essential measurement you need to take in CENTIMETRES:
  • 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. Always ensure that the girth buckles are clear from the horses shoulder when choosing a short girth.
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. Girths are available in 5cm increments.
Which Mattes Girth Do I Need?


Anatomic Girth Shape Horse
Anatomic Girth Shape


This Girth shape suits horses with good confirmation where the girth sits far enough away from the horses elbow. The Girth is slightly cut back at the front and back in the elbow area. (strap is rotatable).


Asymetric Girth Shape Horse
Asymetric Girth Shape


This Girth shape suits close coupled horses with less pronounced rib cages, where there is less distance from where the girth wants to sit and the elbows. This girth is severely cut back in front of the elbow area to compensate for this.


Crescent Girth Shape Horse
Crescent Girth Shape


This Girth shape suits round horses with short backs and wide ribs or a narrow chest. The special shape of the girth absorbs the rib curvature so that it cannot slip forward.


Athletico Girth Shape Horse
Athletico Girth Shape


This Girth shape suits horses with athletic, strong web shaped physique. The special shape fo the belt prevents in almost all cases, any saddle slippage that may result in the girth sliding backwards.

Correctly fitted Girth
Incorrectly fitted Girth

Correct Fitting

A Correctly fitted Girth will ensure the maximum comfort for your horse in both ensuring there is clearance through the elbow and ensuring your saddle stays in place. Tou should ensure enough clearance that the buckles do not catch on your horses elbow, additionally that the Mattes Girth Style you choose suits your horses conformation.

Additional information

Weight 2.5 kg
Dimensions 33 × 16 × 19 cm