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post #1 of 6 Old 07-11-2011, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Question How to choose or measure size for an English Girth?

Hey just needed some help from you guys! Ok...i have an english saddle I have been wanting to ride in for some time. Trouble is...i don't have a proper Girth that fits my horse. In western she wears size 36 inches....i have been told in the past that maybe a 48 would fit her? Do any of you possibly know what size I can get her that might fit?

any tips on what size she is?

any easy ways to measure her?

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-11-2011, 07:59 PM
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Your best bet is to get a 46 or 48 and see which one fits her better. What breed? Horse or pony sized?

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I assume you have close contact or all purpose english saddle, right? For dressage you have to go into 20th in size.. My western girth used to be 32", however english girth (for both - CC and A/P) is 48". Of course it depends on length of billets too, but you may need more than 48".

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Put saddle on horse.

Using a cloth tape measure, measure from the second hole from the bottom of one billet strap, under the horse's belly, to the second hole on the other billet strap.

That will give you a good idea of the size English girth you need.

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Put saddle on horse.

Using a cloth tape measure, measure from the second hole from the bottom of one billet strap, under the horse's belly, to the second hole on the other billet strap.

That will give you a good idea of the size English girth you need.
I agree with Speed Racer it has always worked for me. If you are unsure of the size you can always get a couple sizes and then return the ones that don't work
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THanks abunch guys!!!
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