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    Adjustable riding hats – go bigger or smaller?

    I ended up getting the 55-58cm Uvex (ie the larger rather than the smaller one) which is perfect. I do ride with a pony tail so I needed the extra space. The harness mechanism is brilliant – super-adaptable and easy to use. The hat itself is really light and well vented. I'm never buying one...
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    Adjustable riding hats – go bigger or smaller?

    That's very helpful thanks!
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    Adjustable riding hats – go bigger or smaller?

    I am after an adjustable hat as I much prefer the cycling helmet style for increased ventilation and lightness. My Ayr8 has always felt so heavy and bulky and hot.
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    Adjustable riding hats – go bigger or smaller?

    My head measures 55cm and I'm trying decide whether to go for the Uvex 52-55cm size or the 55-58cm size of adjustable riding helmet which, like a cycling helmet, has almost no padding. My Charles Owen Ayr8 is 55cm and has quite a lot of fabric/padding inside. It fitted when I bought it but has...
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    Ladies yard/riding boots for long thin calves and narrow feet

    I do have some Muck Boots. They're great for yard work but I need something more fitted for riding in. Thanks anyway!
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    Ladies yard/riding boots for long thin calves and narrow feet

    My last boots were Toggi Derby which fitted well but the stitching on the elasticated panels came undone after several months and customer service weren't interested. Can anyone recommend any others that are waterproof, sturdy, comfy for hours of yard work and suitable for riding? I have thin...
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    Narrow dressage girth for small horse getting rubbed inside the elbow

    Thanks for your reply. I'll have a look at the Aerborn Atherstone thanks. Sadly the H girth is beyond my budget. And yes, I have been through the Mattes diagrams but sadly there's no facility to try before you buy and it's impossible to know where the narrow section would lie on my horse without...
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    Narrow dressage girth for small horse getting rubbed inside the elbow

    Great - I'll look into those, thanks Milliepops.
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    Narrow dressage girth for small horse getting rubbed inside the elbow

    Somebody kindly sent me a picture of a curved girth on their horse a couple of months ago. I think maybe it was you? I subsequently asked my saddler about this as an option for my horse but she said to stick with a straight-sided one. So the search goes on...
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    Narrow dressage girth for small horse getting rubbed inside the elbow

    Thank you Red1. I'm impressed with your ingenuity but I'd prefer to find an off-the-peg solution if I can!
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    Narrow dressage girth for small horse getting rubbed inside the elbow

    The second image was taken after riding. The saddle is a sore subject. It had been made to my horse's template but it was an awful fit, sliding forwards and causing soreness to my horses withers area. As soon as I realised I reverted to my trusty old Albion. I'll check out that Albion girth...
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    Narrow dressage girth for small horse getting rubbed inside the elbow

    Yes, that's what I'm doing but it's not ideal as rubbing is still occurring and the saddle moves forwards. Thanks for responding.
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    Narrow dressage girth for small horse getting rubbed inside the elbow

    Thanks for your response, Whiteflower. My problem is also on one side only and my horse isn't totally straight due to weaker right hind (I'm working to correct this with my equine physio). The attached image shows the Ideal Affinity girth and even if it had been longer and the buckles higher the...
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