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        07-20-2011, 11:21 AM
      #11
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    I actually found a collegiate girth that is adjustable. Interesting....
         
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        07-20-2011, 11:52 AM
      #12
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by farmpony84    
    I actually found a collegiate girth that is adjustable. Interesting....
    Smart.
         
        07-20-2011, 12:26 PM
      #13
    Trained
    I bought this recently,



    Looks like a great idea in theory, but isn't working so well in practice
         
        07-20-2011, 12:34 PM
      #14
    Super Moderator
    Good to know GH....
         
        07-20-2011, 12:54 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    Very good to know, looks great in theory
         
        07-20-2011, 01:26 PM
      #16
    Trained
    Sorry had to post and run before, but more detail about the girth I have..

    So far I've only used it on Bert, who has to have it on nearly it's largest setting, which means that the narrow part of the adjustment strap is in those big keepers each end. That and the fact that the girth is shaped and the strap isn't means that in practice the two parts of it tend to separate under her belly and it looks uncomfortable to me.

    To be fair she shows no signs of complaint or any discomfort, and at the moment I'm happy to use it as we are only doing ground work still. I will put off riding her until I get a girth that fits

    BTW anyone got a 56" girth they don't want

    I'm still trying to work out a fix that makes it work better.
         
        07-20-2011, 01:55 PM
      #17
    Super Moderator
    I am going to run by the tack shop on my way home and look for girths. I'm wondering if I should get a 52 or a 54. How do you measure for a size girth? My girth, being placed on the lowest hole comes around the belly and just meets the billet. So I am about 4 inches short of the lowest hole...

    I know I sound crazy with all my how do I fit tack issues but in my defense... Pistol was 3 when I got him. So for over 20 years I've needed a cob sized bridle, 48 inch girth, 76 inch blanket, and my little arab cut western saddle. I had my english saddle for about 20 years. Pistol is 27 and still the easiest fit in the barn.

    Riley has been growing since the day he was born! He is like my son, buy a pair of pants today and they are too short tomorrow! Ugh!!!!
         
        07-20-2011, 02:17 PM
      #18
    Super Moderator
    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?
         
        07-20-2011, 02:49 PM
      #19
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Allison Finch    

    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?
    thanks for the advice

    Runs away and laughs when safely hidden around the corner
         
        07-20-2011, 08:20 PM
      #20
    Super Moderator
    I saw that girth at the tack shop in the used section. They lady tried to sell it to me because they didn't have a 52" girth that I liked (they had a kinkaid for $69 which is high for a kinkaid)....

    I just ordered a Stubben from stateline. I didn't want to pay that much but I wanted a good quality. Better fit!!!
         

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