Leather Slim Line Western Horse Girths are one of Mattes latest generation girths – and have already proven themselves many times over.
The highly functional lambskin cover is removable and the whole sheepskin covered western girth has a flat design. This looks much more elegant and provides greater freedom of movement around the elbows. Visible areas are finished in high quality leather. The plastic inserts are easy to remove before washing and just as quick to replace once the girth is dry.
The dense sheepskin on western horse girths ensure maximum comfort for your horse and ensures your saddle remains securely in position.Mattes Western Horse Girths Sizing Click to view.
- 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.