Dressage Girth Sizes ...Help....

smallgirl

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HI

Can you help me please.

I have bought my first dressage saddle, an Ideal sort 17inch and need to buy a girth for it, the saddler leant me a 22inch one.

I haven't fitted a dressage girth before and have no idea how to, he is a 15hh PBA gelding, what size would you guys suggest? A saddlery I rang suggested 22inch was too small for him.

Thanks, one confuzzled girl
 

H-J

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Well try it on him

Put it on the first hole 1st of all on one side - and then try and do it up then make sure each side is even.

If it doesnt fit you know you need a bigger one! I think they go up in 2" intervals like normal girths.

Good luck
 

smallgirl

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Hi

THe 22inch fitted him, on about the 3rd or 4th holes each side, I wondered where abouts they are supposed to sit in relation to his side and my legs.
 

rema

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I needed a dressage girth and wasent sure what size i needed so i asked the lovely guys on here.And the genral rule was half your normal girth size!.So if you ride in a GP saddle with a 52 inch girth you would need a 26 inch dressage girth!.
 

carthorse

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It depends on your saddle you don't want the buckles to restrict or injure him near his elbow and you don't want it to pinch himby having buckle near to saddle.Just a happy medium,if that makes sense
 

smallgirl

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Thanks Rema thats exactly what i thought, the fountain of all knowledge this place is!

He has a 50'' normal girth so about 24/26'' dressage girth?

Think I will buy a 24'' one and try it today.
 
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