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  • Is a few inches to big on a horse girth ok?

 
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    09-18-2009, 01:37 PM
  #1
Weanling
Question Question about English Girths and kids stirups

Ok so I got a Leadline saddle for my daughter (2 1/2) and its mostly English.... I have really only rode western so I have a couple (probably stupid) questions lol.

1) How do I measure my daughters pony for the correct girth??

2) Are there "kid sized" stirups? I'm not really worried about this now, but I need to know what to look for.
     
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    09-18-2009, 05:52 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Yes, there are ;kid sized' sturrups....and for the girth...put the saddle on the pony and measre from girth leather to girth leather...then add a few (probably 4) inches

Good luck!
     
    09-19-2009, 12:37 AM
  #3
Green Broke
Children's safety stirrups are usually 4" or 4.25". They are available on most web sites.

As for the girth, put the saddle on with the pad. Use a cloth measuring tape or some rope and measure from the bottom of the billets to the other side, pulling the take snug. If you get a girth with elastic on one or both ends, then add just 1". If you get a girth with no elastic, add 3".
     
    09-19-2009, 01:09 AM
  #4
Weanling
Okay great thanks :) would a 4" still be too big for a toddler? Granted I know she wont actually be "using" the stirrups, I was just curious...
     
    09-19-2009, 08:41 AM
  #5
Green Broke
I think a 3 1/2 would be better because I use 4 1/2...just my oppinion..
     
    09-19-2009, 07:42 PM
  #6
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by DisneyCowgirl1901    
okay great thanks :) would a 4" still be too big for a toddler? Granted I know she wont actually be "using" the stirrups, I was just curious...
4" will be fine. I used a 4.25" on my daughter's saddle when she was 5/6 years old. If youcan find smaller, like 3.5 or 3.75", then you might go with that, but those tiny sizes can be hard to find.
     
    09-20-2009, 01:50 PM
  #7
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Kids stirrup irons
Make a trace of the sole of your child's boot and measure the width and add 1.25cm gap for either side
Email your query over to www.rideaway.co.uk - they will most likely post it over to US. The smallest catalogue size is 3.75inch

You can view most items in the online catalogue

You need to leave enough space for the boot to come out of the stirrup in case of a fall without it sticking up - or you can use a safety stirrup with an elasticated side.


Barry G
     

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