Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Put your saddle as well as any pads you use on the horse, then measure from the center of the billets on one side, under the horse, to the center of the billets on the other side - this will give you the measurement of the girth you need.
Saddles can and will vary in billet length, also the pads (eg, if you're using a sheepskin as well as a regular pad) can affect how long of a girth you need - your best bet is to measure.
Also, the amount of "stuff" under the girth can affect the measurement... for example, my mare usually takes around a 50" to a 52" girth, but I almost had to go with a 56" fleece-lined girth, because of the extra bulk.
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