View Full Version : Any recommendations for LONG western-to-english girth converters?

Nov. 23, 2009, 08:31 PM
I have Cashels, and there are only three holes on each side when they are done up properly. That is only enough adjustment if the girth is PERFECT for the horse/padding etc.

There are some on Ebay by Greenriver Tack that *look* longer, but has anyone used them?

Ideally I want them long enough to use my dressage girths, which I fit very long--so they are just below the flap on the dressage saddle, therefore well above the elbow. I've got a bajillion of them for that reason...

And only one 36" which fits the boy fine, but on the filly I can BARELY get it to the first hole with NO pads, and she needs double pads.

Nylon or leather isn't an issue, I'm game for either.


Nov. 24, 2009, 08:23 AM
Hill View Farm makes several types of convertors. They are a great source for all kinds of tack, saddles and camping items. Go to: http://www.american-flex.com/hardware%20&%20rigging.htm and scroll about 1/3 of the way down the page. You'll find a western to english convertor which is what I think you're looking for. I have a set in black. Very good quality leather, longer billets let me use short dressage girths with my Sport Saddle. I find it so much easier to use than the western style rigging.

Bonnie S.

Nov. 24, 2009, 03:40 PM
Thanks so much for that link! I too have the Cashel converters, but they are just a touch short to use on my Bob Marshall with a dressage girth. These look perfect.

Nov. 25, 2009, 11:55 AM
I have a friend that is a custom saddle maker and he made me a pair to my specs. They are longer by 4 inches and made of heavier leather. I got my Cashel converters for xmas last year and with only moderate use (2 times a week in good weather) they are already showing lots of wear. Since they are heavier leather I have to use a girth with larger buckles, aussie or endurance, and that can be bad since those girths aren't as available as dressage girths. However, I think these will last for a loooong time and therefore it's worth it to me.