Mattes Equestrian Leather belly guard stud Girths are the most widely customizable on the market today. You can choose from over 30 different sheepskin colours, and a choice of Black, Brown or Champagne leather.
The girth provides excellent protection for horse when show jumping, the Stud girth also has a central ring to help with training aids.
If you want something soft that protects the underside of your horse, this is one of the best belly protector girths on the market.
Mattes girths have been carefully designed to specific conformations, to ensure maximum comfort for your horse.
As well as protection, comfort for the horse is of paramount importance and this is managed thanks to the particularly dense sheepskin and the padding with POLY-FLEX® the latest technology in neoprene (as apposed to rubber which many stud girths are made from) with very soft edges thanks to SOFT-EDGE.
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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.