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Fantastic
Jan. 3, 2011, 10:49 AM
I have 3 Otto Schumacher that I use on my big horses that I love, love, love! In the states they are $200ish, and I really don't want to pay anywhere near that price for a new little girth. I really like the quality, craftsmanship, shape, and strech of these OS girths.

What I need is a new or used 22"-24" elasticized leather girth. I prefer contoured, but the stretchiness in the elastic is what I am mainly looking for. I have two super nice high quality leather contoured ones from ebay, but they are just not as stretchy as I prefer.

Can anyone recommend one, or does anyone have a 22"-24" that they would like to part with?

Thanks!

Valentina_32926
Jan. 3, 2011, 11:07 AM
These are what I've used for years - at this price they hold up well and can be thrown in the washing machine or just hosed off after the ride and left to drip dry (made by Thornhill).

http://www.avtack.com/thcodrgi.html

An all elastic version (I've never used):

http://www.avtack.com/thprotrallel.html

Ovation makes a similar girth but the vinyl under the roller buckles is not "long" enough and thus the buckles can end up on the horses sides instead of having a vibyl backing protecting the horse from chafing.

BetterOffRed
Jan. 3, 2011, 11:18 AM
I've always used the Wintec elasticized girths, with the elastic in the center of the girth (hidden).

Audrey79
Jan. 4, 2011, 01:30 PM
I have this one from SmartPak (http://www.smartpakequine.com/ProductClass.aspx?productclassid=6116&cm_vc=Search) and really like it. It is comparable to the Wintec but less money.