How to Measure your girth
- Firstly, your horse should be measured after work, this is to ensure that you get the correct measurement and not one distorted by your horse puffing out against the girth buckling.
- Always measure your girth length on a saddled and girthed horse, both sides of the girth must be buckled evenly.
- Using a soft tape measure, measure from the middle hole on one side, to the same point on the other side,
if it is between lengths, always round it up to the next length.
Girth Length: 135cm
- Make sure that if your horse is touchy around the mid section, that you secure the assistance of someone to help you.
Which Girth Style do you need?
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.
Correct Girth 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.
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The Mattes Cotton Quilt Shaped Crescent girth, is the ideal girth to provide a secure saddle and comfort for horse and rider. The Long Crescent Girth has been specifically cut back in the elbow area allowing greater elbow movement without hindrance or the possibility of chafing, which can be a common problem. The girth opens to the rear in the sides and below to accommodate far forward-reaching bulges and horses with no appreciable girth groove. The crescent shape of the girth absorbs the rib curvature preventing the saddle from slipping forward.
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