Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
• Horses: 0
To measure, put the saddle on the horse with whatever pads you will be using. Take a tape measure and measure from the middle of the billet...under the belly....to the middle of the billet on the other side. If the horse is chubby and just going into work (or thin and fattening) adjust the measuring up or down the billet accordingly.
As for the fleece girth. The fleece is removable, but where is the velcro for attaching? I ask this because if it is on the outside, where it does not touch the horse when the fleece is off, I might be more inclined to like it. If it is on the inside, where it will rub when the fleece is off, I would say no.
The fleece can be washed/shampooed, but it will take a while to dry (NO heat!!). That would leave the girth unusable.
Also, do not trail ride in rough areas with fleece. Stickers will lodge in it and you risk riding a bronco. Sound like I speak from experience?