The SLIM-LINE dressage girth is particularly suitable for horses with a deep-set belly and a broad rib cage. With its cut-out in the elbow area, the position of the girth allows for even more freedom of movement than the anatomical girth.
The visible areas are made of leather. The sheepskin cover can simply be removed for cleaning by means of a velcro fastener. In the centre, there is a plastic insert, which has to be removed when washing. Length specifications are measured from one buckle at one end to the other buckle at the other end. The girth is hard to stretch.
This product is made from real lambskin or has a part made of lambskin. Based on the material properties of lambskin, it is often used in the production of functional clothing or equine equipment. Lambskin is heat insultating and thermoregulating. It stores moisture and ensures ideal climatic conditons.
This product is made of real leather. Real leather is a natural material, very abrasion-resistant and hard-wearing. Leather is breathable and skin-compatible. Leather is easy to clean and with proper care, leather is extremely long-lasting.
WHICH GIRTH DO I NEED FOR MY HORSE?
The anatomical girth
For the horse with a proper girth groove far enough from the elbow of the horse. This girth is cut back somewhat in the front and rear in the elbow area.
The asymmetric girth
For horses with a girth groove somewhat closer to the elbow area or less prominent girth groove, where the girth has a tendency to into a too forward position. The girth is cut back further in front only to allow for extra distance to the elbow. The cut back section must point forward!
For horses with mostly short backs and wide ribcages and/ or narrow chest. The girths slide forward. The crescent girth shape gives room for the bulk of the rib cage and belly. So the girth does not push forward.
Attention: There is a label with direction indicator. Always place the girth according to the label.
For horses with an athletic wedge shaped build. The special cut of the girth prevents the girth and saddle
to slide backwards. Attention: There is a label with direction indicator. Always place the girth according to the label.
Measurements are from buckle to buckle, you will need to allow an extra 1″ compared to your normal girth size because of the fleece liner. The girths are machine washable. You can then purchase additional liners to use with your girth.
*IMPORTANT* There is a possibility of dye bleeding from dark or bright coloured skin onto light coloured quilt. A slight staining is possible from dark or bright coloured wool onto the hair of gray horses. Fading of the wools surface is also possible. This is due to the composition of the horses’ sweat, which can be different from horse to horse. The same applies to dark and bright dyes on saddle leathers.
This is a custom order item and will take 6 to 10 weeks to receive.
There are no returns on Mattes custom ordered products. Please ensure you have selected the correct style, size and colours.
Colours / Style is a graphical representation only, and may differ slightly from the final product.