Making a surcingle form girths
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Making a surcingle form girths

This is a discussion on Making a surcingle form girths within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • How to make a surcingle
  • Disadvantage of using surcingle to hold a rug in place

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By faye
  • 1 Post By faye

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-10-2013, 12:11 AM
  #1
Foal
Making a surcingle form girths

I am thinking about trying to make a surcingle from 2 girths possibly. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Do you think this would be ok and work alright?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    01-11-2013, 07:47 AM
  #2
Yearling
Not sure what you want the surcingle to do but you usually need a tab as well as a buckle, which you wont have unless you're cutting up leather girths.

IMO you'd be better off getting a length of car seatbelt web from a breaker's yard and attaching tab and buckle to that (maybe cut up an old leather waistbelt if the buckle is plain and good quality?) It's about the right width, you can cut it to exactly the length you want and it'll never break.
     
    01-11-2013, 10:26 AM
  #3
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by unclearthur    
Not sure what you want the surcingle to do but you usually need a tab as well as a buckle, which you wont have unless you're cutting up leather girths.

IMO you'd be better off getting a length of car seatbelt web from a breaker's yard and attaching tab and buckle to that (maybe cut up an old leather waistbelt if the buckle is plain and good quality?) It's about the right width, you can cut it to exactly the length you want and it'll never break.
Ok I had not thought about that. I will look around and see if I can find anthing local.
     
    01-11-2013, 10:34 AM
  #4
Green Broke
Im going to second the seatbelt web.
But, I have a surcingle for sale brand new for $20 if you'd like an actual one. It has all the rings and the shoulder "pads" so you don't need a saddle pad under it.
I can't see the reason for a surcingle without the rings to use.. O.o
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    01-11-2013, 10:44 AM
  #5
Green Broke
Iseul. The one with rings is often called a roller in other parts of the world.

A surcingle to me is a strip of stretchy elsatic that goes round the horses body and holds a rug in place.
unclearthur likes this.
     
    01-11-2013, 11:47 AM
  #6
Green Broke
Ooh, learn somethin new everyday. :p

Not to get off topic of the thread, but what's the need to just hold a rug in place..?
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    01-11-2013, 11:51 AM
  #7
Weanling
It's not a good idea. I bought one for $30, it has a lot of rings and is all ready padded.
     
    01-11-2013, 12:33 PM
  #8
Started
When I taught my pony to line drive, so nothing attached - the only reason I used my "surcingle" was something to have something for the lines to run through. What I did was used a long polo wrap and two D rings (sewing stores sell packs of them) I wrapped it around and tied it (making sure to keep it smooth). All I used it for was something to run the lines through though. But if that's all you need it for I'm sure you could do the same thing :)
     
    01-11-2013, 12:44 PM
  #9
Yearling
Strictly speaking a surcingle's just a strap to hold something in place -a rug or something over the saddle, usually, though one that goes over the saddle (eventers and showjumpers often fit them for extra security if they use double elastic-end girths) tends to be called an 'overgirth' nowadays.

The one with rings is usually termed a 'roller' and these generally have pads which sit either side of the spine to reduce pressure there as Faye says. And some have a three-quarter circle iron fitting joining the pads so a stabled horse can't roll itself right over and get stuck against one wall, thus 'anti-cast roller' :)
     
    01-11-2013, 04:04 PM
  #10
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iseul    
Ooh, learn somethin new everyday. :p

Not to get off topic of the thread, but what's the need to just hold a rug in place..?
Posted via Mobile Device
Some rugs, perticularly show rugs and some very expensive velvet rugs do not come with any straps that go under the belly. When travelling or using it over night in the stable you need something to hold the rug in place and stop it from rotating
unclearthur likes this.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Form Over Fences II, or common form faults and how to fix them maura Jumping 16 05-10-2013 07:30 PM
Over girth (surcingle) Precious Horse Tack and Equipment 2 11-23-2012 03:18 PM
WTB training surcingle Saddlebag Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 04-04-2012 12:34 AM
Surcingle? aggiegirl14 Horse Training 5 12-30-2011 05:59 PM
Training surcingle Horseychick94 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 09-04-2011 10:00 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0