Mattes Core Range Short Slimline Leather Sheepskin Girth Black

(6customer reviews)

price from: £170.05

“There isn’t another manufacturer, I have ever purchased goods from, whose items have a quality, finish and durability like that of Mattes.”

– Allen F Mattes Girth Customer.

A selection of Mattes Black Short Sheepskin Girths, designed to fit dressage and mono flap saddles, are now kept in stock.

If you want to take advantage of the quality materials and technical design that goes into a Mattes short girth but need one urgently, then you are in luck, because Mattes holds a selection of Black Short Sheepskin girths in stock in their warehouse, which can be delivered to us in two weeks.

Mattes Black Leather short sheepskin girths are available in four different styles and three different sheepskin colours, Natural, Graphite, or Black, and in sizes 60cm – 85cm in 5cm increments.

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Size Guide

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 lower edge of the saddle flap on one side, to the same point on the other side, then subtract 30cm. Always round it up to the next length.

    Measurement: 101cm

    Subtract: 30cm = 71cm

    Girth Length: 75cm

  • Make sure that if your horse is touchy around the mid section, that you secure the assistance of someone to help you.
1. Anatomic, 2. Asymmetric, 3. Crescent, 4. Athletico
Mattes Short Girth Measurements
50cm, 55cm, 60cm, 65cm, 70cm, 75cm, 80cm, 85cm, 90cm, 95cm, 100cm, 105cm, 110cm, 115cm, 120cm
NB: Quoted sizes may vary by +/- 2 cm.

Which Girth Style do you need?

Anatomic 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).

Horse shape for Anatomic Girth
Horse Shape for Anatomic Girth
Anatomic Girth Style
Anatomic Girth Shape

Asymmetric Girth

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.

Horse shape for Asymmetric Girth
Horse Shape for Asymmetric Girth
Asymmetric Girth Style
Asymmetric Girth Shape

Crescent Girth

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.

Horse shape for Crescent Girth
Horse Shape for Crescent Girth
Crescent Girth Style
Crescent Girth Shape

Athletico Girth

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

Horse shape for Athletico Girth
Horse Shape for Athletico Girth
Athletico Girth Style
Athletico Girth Shape

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. You 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.

Correct Fitting
Mattes Correct Girth Fit
Incorrect Fitting
Mattes Incorrect Girth Fit

Delivery & Returns

This product is: Short Delivery

Delivery Timescales

This product is on short Delivery, this means that the product is Custom, however it is held in the manufacturers local warehouse and will ship to us immediately, so time should be allowed for this. Therefore, shipping timescales from us, to you, are presently:

  • 3 weeks

Delivery timescales can vary depending on your location, especially at busy times such as Christmas


With our 100% satisfaction guarantee on all products, you can have complete faith in our unwavering confidence in the quality and craftsmanship of whatever you order from us. If you find your order does not meet your needs you can exchange it within 14 days (terms and conditions apply)

In addition, our two-year warranty ensures you are making a wise and secure investment. Choose excellence and join the ranks of satisfied customers, making us the go-to source for top-notch equestrian gear.

Reviews (6)

6 reviews for Mattes Core Range Short Slimline Leather Sheepskin Girth Black

  1. Rebecca L

    We Love the Mattes Girth

    We LOVE the mattes girth, utter life saver and of course the sheepskin is beautiful quality and the horse is fully recovered from his girth gall issue. My girl groom, Lou, says she has used the cheaper ones with a fabric? girth rather than leather and that they were excellent too. Your kind and cheerful service is a tonic and you explained exactly why we couldn’t get this girth sooner!! The frustrations of horses 🥴. We will order a spare sheepskin soon in the natural but tbh this sheepskin washed like a dream and dried very quickly so not an issue yet!!

    Many thanks


    PS will get a photo soon but we are lambing at the moment and said horse is not remotely white as we are walking around like zombies due to feeding orphan lambs every 4 hours! Somerset, UK.

  2. Rebecca S

    Thank you very much

    We’ve got it and it’s brilliant, thank you VERY much!!!!!
    Devon, UK.

  3. Reilly R

    Just Perfect

    Received my girth today, just perfect thank you. Herefordshire, UK.

  4. David K

    Recent Discovery

    I recently discovered Pink Equine whilst searching for a suitable girth to fit my horse. They had a wide range to choose from but with help from their guides I found the perfect fitting Mattes girth. Northamptonshire, UK.

  5. Helen P

    thank you for your help

    Just to let you know I have received my girth and want to thank you for your help and advice on choosing the right one, it fits perfectly! California, USA.

  6. Emma M

    Mattes Athletico girth

    Had one before I really love these girths, so comfortable for the horse. Kent, UK.

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  • Size: 60cm - 85cm (5cm Increments)
  • Black with Natural Sheepskin, Black with Black Sheepskin, Black with Graphite Sheepskin
  • Top Quality Sheepskin, fully removable
  • Designed with your horses shape in mind.
  • Styles: Athletico, Anatomic, Asymmetric, Crescent
  • 2 Week Short Order



Mattes keep a range of Leather back short sheepskin Girths in their European Warehouses. So if you don’t want to wait for a bespoke colour combination and are happy with black leather and either Natural, Graphite, or Black sheepskin, we can get one to you in two weeks plus shipping time.

Mattes short girths are designed to fit dressage and mono flap saddles. The black short sheepskin girth is available in the Crescent, Athletico, Anatomic, and Asymmetric styles. If you would like to discuss which of the four styles is best suited to your horse, please do not hesitate to contact us, so we can advise you accordingly.

  • Size: 60cm - 85cm (5cm Increments)
  • Black with Natural Sheepskin, Black with Black Sheepskin, Black with Graphite Sheepskin
  • Top Quality Sheepskin, fully removable
  • Designed with your horses shape in mind.
  • Styles: Athletico, Anatomic, Asymmetric, Crescent
  • 2 Week Short Order