Thanks for all the help guys!
Anebel, I'm glad to hear that "us normal people" will most likely have a little shorter stirrup. I've put mine where they feel comfortable (about 1 hole longer than huntseat on the flat). Maybe over time I'll get a stronger Dressage seat and be able to go another hole longer. And you were definitely right about scootching forward in the saddle for a better fit. But boy, it makes me work harder! My abs will be sore tomorrow!!
Who knew dressage girth styles were so controversial! =) I alway have used girths with elastic for huntseat, and never had a problem with saddle slipping. Plus, I figure the elastic may be more comfortable on my horse when he takes a deep breath. With that said, I just ordered a new girth! It's by Marcel Toulouse, leather, contoured, elastic on both ends, and stainless roller buckles.
JDI, thanks for the info to keep the girth buckles above my horse's elbows. I felt like I was getting too long of a girth (I ordered a 34), but I guess that's what I need for my big boy.
Monte - 15 year old Paint/TB
Auric - 13 year old Arab