Girths are wide straps which are secured around your horse’s belly and are for holding the saddle in place. It is important that the girth is comfortable for the horse and that it fits correctly so that you are safe in the saddle.
The girth is designed to move with your horse and to distribute the pressure in an even fashion. It is wide enough that it doesn’t pinch your horse and it should be smooth so that it does not irritate your horse’s skin. Girths are sold in different sizes and it is crucial that you make the right choice. If the girth fits correctly you should have enough holes remaining to tighten it or let it out if you need to. To establish the correct size you should measure your horse with the saddle in place. Measure from the middle billet hole on one side of the saddle to the middle billet hole on the other side by passing the tape under your horse. You can then check out the available sizes and make the most appropriate choice.
As different girths are suited to different activities you may require more than one. Saddles can have different billets and so you could require more than one girth if you have more than one saddle.
Girths at Equi Supermarket
The Equi Supermarket range features a variety of girths selected from the excellent Wintec, Bridleway, Le Mieux and Passier collections. We offer leather, elastic. dressage and chafeless styles. Each girth had been designed to be extremely comfortable for your horse whilst properly securing your saddle. We are also pleased to bring you girth buckle guards to further enhance your horse’s comfort.
You will discover a fine range of tack here at Equi Supermarket. We always choose the best pieces from the leading equestrian ranges and then bring them to you at the lowest possible prices. For bridles, for reins, for Head Collars and for girths, think Equi Supermarket.