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post #1 of 5 Old 01-23-2009, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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Dressage Girth Help

I have a treeless saddle on order, and need to purchase a dressage girth. I am certain I want it lined in wool, but I am not sure if I want elastic on both ends. Elastic on one end girths are a lot cheaper, so my question is "is double elastic necessary?" What are your thoughts?
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-23-2009, 11:21 PM
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if only one size is elastic im assuming it would create an uneveness. Elastic at both ends makes more sense as you're doing it up evenly and not creating a pressure point on one side.
however I have never used an one ended elastic girth before so I have no experience with it.
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post #3 of 5 Old 01-24-2009, 01:54 PM
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I prefer dressage girths with no elastic at all.
It really doesn't matter either way, it's all personal preference and if you prefer a lower price tag, then go for it! A girth over $100 is a waste of money, imo.
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post #4 of 5 Old 01-24-2009, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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The one I am looking at is the Toklat Woolback dressage girth. I can get it with elastic on one side for $65 US or both sides for $85. I just don't know the importance of double elastic. I know that all of the English girths my trainer has are only elastic on one side.....AND all the western girths I have used have no elastic at all too! But if it is worth it to pay the extra $20, then I will do it.
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-24-2009, 06:24 PM
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Generally, girths for hunt seat saddles are only going to have the elastic on one side. Dressage girths are made in more different styles. If is is only $20 more I would go for the double elastic just to keep the pressure the same in case it does have an effect.
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