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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Delivery & Returns
This product is: Short Delivery
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
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Mattes keep a range of Western Sheepskin Saddle Girths in their European Warehouses. So if you don’t want to wait for a bespoke colour combination and are happy with Black or Brown Quilt and Black, Brown, Graphite or Natural Sheepksin, we can get one to you in two weeks plus shipping time.
Mattes Western girths are designed to fit Western Saddles and 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.