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post #1 of 5 Old 06-22-2012, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Girth help

Hello! I finally found a new saddle that I love. Unfortunately my current girth that I also really like is too big for the long billets on the saddle. I have been borrowing one from my BO that is a 26 inch, but I have it pulled to the 2nd hole from the top and thought a 24 inch would be better. Anyway...I am now looking for a new girth and am very disappointed that my current one does not come in that short of a size.

Here is my current one:
Wintec Chafeless Girth | Dover Saddlery

(I have never had an issue with this at all even through 30 miles of riding and it dries so quickly. Just hose it off to clean it as well.)

Here are a couple I am looking at:
Ovation™ Dri-Lex Dressage Equilizer Girth | Dover Saddlery

(the reviews say that the fleece is only on the sides and not the part touching the horse)

Fleece Comfort Dressage Girth | Dover Saddlery

(All fleece)

Wintec Pro Dressage Girth - Dressage Girths from SmartPak Equine


(the closest to my original one I can find)

I ma not too crazy on fleece, just because it collects burrs on the trail and stays wet for forever. I also do not like neoprene ones and can't see spending a lot on a leather one for trails. Any opinons or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!!
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-22-2012, 02:13 PM
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The Wintec Dressage girth you posted is probably pretty close to the one you've been using- it looks like it's the same material. If you were happy with your old girth, this is probably your best bet.

I have the SmartPak Fleece Dressage Girth which I like, and my horse seems be OK with (as much as he is with any girth... he was very girthy when I bought him and is still grouchy when I start putting the saddle on him). I like the idea of the fleece for comfort, but I have a horse the is practically white and it certainly doesn't look like new anymore
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-22-2012, 05:01 PM
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I use Pro Choice for number of years (on both - dressage and jumping saddles). Been happy. :)

I'm not fan of fleece girths but to each own.

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post #4 of 5 Old 06-22-2012, 11:15 PM
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Your girth, in dressage lengths: Wintec Chafeless Dressage Girth | Dover Saddlery
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-23-2012, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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Draft - THANK YOU!!! I swear I looked all over Dover. I really am crappy at finding things. My husband makes fun of me all the time!! Thanks!!
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