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post #1 of 3 Old 08-16-2008, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Dressage Girth Sizing

I was just wondering what size dressage girth my thoroughbred would be. He is a 50" in his normal girth, so would that put him at about....32"?
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-17-2008, 08:24 PM
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my gelding takes a 48in regular girth and i need a 26in dressage girth for him(bought a 28 but it goes up too high and adds extra bulk under my leg). I'd say a 28 but it also depends on your saddle.
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-17-2008, 10:13 PM
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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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