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    08-07-2010, 10:05 AM
Length of english girth

I need to get an english girth for my horse for my 17h OTTB. I measured him yesterday and he is 44" from side to side (where the girth would be up to the straps that attach to the girth. I'm thinking that I probably need to get a girth that is a bit shorter than that so that it fits snug. Is this correct? Maybe a 42"?
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    08-07-2010, 11:17 AM
Green Broke
Did you measure to the bottom of the billets? If you only went to the bottom, then you need to go up a size. I would measure to the middle hole on the billet and then take off a size. If you take off a size from measuring the bottom of the billet, you won't be able to get it on at all.
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    08-07-2010, 12:36 PM
Even 44 sounds short to me for the size of the horse. If you have tack shops near you, I would suggest getting a couple of sizes and returning what doesn't work. Also, much like womens clothing, all of a size are not necessarily the same, which makes it even more frustrating-then if you want elastic-one end or both......trying them is the best. My guy is huge, so takes a 54, with an extender, have tried ones labeled the next size up and they were the same or shorter!
    08-07-2010, 01:01 PM
Green Broke
^^ Good point, I forgot to mention the elastic.
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    08-08-2010, 11:32 AM
Wow, that seems very short. My 16hh, currently underweight TB mare takes a 52" for her jumping saddle.
    08-08-2010, 08:30 PM
Yeah, my 16.2 TB is 1100 and takes a 48. Some saddles have much higher billets than others.
    08-08-2010, 09:08 PM
My 16hh fat tb gelding takes a 42 in an ap saddle

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