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    12-26-2011, 06:46 PM
  #11
Foal
Thank you for your responses :) I have one more question. Which girth is better: with double-end elastic or not?
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    12-27-2011, 11:16 AM
  #12
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I only use girths with elastic on both sides because I feel that gives a more even "pull" or pressure to the whole girth as well as on the saddle. Whether there is evidence to back that up or not I can't say. :P
     
    12-27-2011, 02:03 PM
  #13
Weanling
Double elastic for sure. I like them better. But when in doubt, go a size smaller for those. The elastic will stretch over time. Just for reference, my TB takes a 46.
     
    12-27-2011, 02:19 PM
  #14
Foal
Thank you:) I was in a shop to see girths and a lady showed me the girth which is not elastic and straight (not shaped) and told me that that is better and I started to doubt. But I think I will buy shaped and elastic one :) my mare doesn't like girths so perhaps elastic will be better for her.
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    12-27-2011, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by mselizabeth    
Double elastic for sure. I like them better. But when in doubt, go a size smaller for those. The elastic will stretch over time. Just for reference, my TB takes a 46.
we're discussing dressage girths here, no? I don't want to confuse the OP any.
     
    12-28-2011, 09:52 AM
  #16
Foal
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Originally Posted by henia    
This is my first saddle and I have no idea how long girth should be for a thoroughbred? Dressage girth

I have a TB and I bought a 50 girth for her and I still have some extra for growth as well. Mine are also a Mohair and the other is wool fleece. That is English not western. It depends on the saddle.

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    12-28-2011, 09:55 AM
  #17
Foal
By looking at your picture, you also need to move the girth up forward more towards her front legs. It is back way too far.

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    12-28-2011, 11:09 AM
  #18
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Originally Posted by pkelchner    
I have a TB and I bought a 50 girth for her and I still have some extra for growth as well. Mine are also a Mohair and the other is wool fleece. That is English not western. It depends on the saddle.

Pattie
if we're discussing the horse and saddle in the picture the OP provided, she will need a SHORT dressage girth, not a long english/hunter/jumper/all-purpose girth. In which case a 50" girth will not work.

I do believe the recommended conversion for this would be to take the long girth length and subtract by 20". So for a horse that takes a 50" long girth, in theory, a 30" short girth should work. Of course saddle type/shape and billet length needs to be taken into consideration, but that adjusted measurement seems to be a pretty good place to start.
     
    12-28-2011, 11:19 AM
  #19
Foal
I just went back to the picture and see now that her saddle straps are a whole lot longer than mine are. Mine are just under the flap of my saddle and not long down to the girth area. Yes than it would be about a 30" girth. I had to have a 50" girth because of that issue. I did order a 22" girth and it was way too small!
     
    12-28-2011, 01:01 PM
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When I first got my dressage saddle I did the same thing - got a girth I thought would be the right size (not knowing the equation I posted above) and it was WAAAAY too short. I got a 28" girth when in reality my gelding needs a 32-34" (he wears a 52-54" long girth). HUGE difference in fit and his happiness, imo.
     

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