28 October 2019

Blog - Find the perfect girth for your horse

Finding the right girth for your horse can be difficult, especially when the girth and saddle don’t naturally stay in place. This problem can be related to the body type of your horse. Luckily specially designed girths make sure the girth and saddle stay in place, even when your horse has a difficult body type.

Curious which girth fits your horse perfectly? Follow the step-by-step plan below!

  1. Do you ride with a dressage saddle?

Yes: go to step 2.
No: go to step 4.

  1. Read the following questions:
    Does your girth or saddle slide forwards during riding?
    Does your horse have a short back, wide rib cage and/or narrow chest?
    Is the girth groove close behind the elbow?

    Can you answer "yes" to any of these questions?

Yes: it sounds like dressage girth Bold is perfect for your horse.
No: go to step 3.

  1. Read the following questions:
    Does your girth or saddle slide backwards during riding?
    Does your horse have an athletic build and/or narrow body?
    Is the girth groove minimally defined?

    Can you answer "yes" to any of these questions?

Yes: it sounds like dressage girth Slim is perfect for your horse.

No: your horse has an average body type and the girth and saddle stay in place. Most girths will do to keep the saddle in the right place, by for your horse’s comfort you can look for an anatomically shaped dressage girth.

  1. You are riding with a jumping or all purpose saddle. Read the following questions:
    Does your girth or saddle slide forwards during riding?
    Does your horse have a short back, wide rib cage and/or narrow chest?
    Is the girth groove close behind the elbow?

    Can you answer "yes" to any of these questions?

Yes: it sounds like all purpose girth Bold is perfect for your horse.
No: go to step 5.

  1. Read the following questions:
    Does your girth or saddle slide backwards during riding?
    Does your horse have an athletic build and/or narrow body?
    Is the girth groove minimally defined?

    Can you answer "yes" to any of these questions?

Yes: it sounds like all purpose girth Slim is perfect for your horse.

No: your horse has an average body type and the girth and saddle stay in place. Most girths will do to keep the saddle in the right place, by for your horse’s comfort you can look for an anatomically shaped all purpose girth.