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Heinz 57
Jan. 19, 2012, 01:50 PM
:lol:

The big horse has been squeezing into a 54, but that only works with a plain pad, and is on the very last holes. We've been playing around with different pads and I just about sprained a finger trying to get it to reach last week with a thicker one.

Something that won't break the bank, please. I'd love a thinline girth but I'm really not spending $140 on one (unless some nice COTH'er can tell me that it's really, really really worth it!). :winkgrin:

Edit: Boo. It only comes in a 56"...but maybe we could make that work?

Duckz
Jan. 19, 2012, 01:56 PM
I love my professionals choice girth in a 56". It doesn't come in a 58" but the new one that I bought seems to have a lot more stretch to it than my older 56" one. I think they're around $60.

cleozowner
Jan. 19, 2012, 02:13 PM
I was pretty happy with the Toulouse (http://www.smartpakequine.com/m-toulouse-shaped-leather-girth-4428p.aspx?cm_vc=Search)girth on my draft x. He goes in a 54" anatomic Toulouse now, but he was in a 56" contoured, and they go up to 58.

netg
Jan. 19, 2012, 02:33 PM
Crap!

I had seen he looked like he'd need time off, and therefore didn't get to the post office.

I'll mail you one... hopefully send it out on Saturday. :)

purplnurpl
Jan. 19, 2012, 02:35 PM
http://www.vtosaddlery.com/product/CO/CESTSJG.htm

soft touch all the way.
I rode with a Big Name Hunter Trainer last year and they got me hooked on this girth.

AEM74
Jan. 19, 2012, 02:37 PM
I ride in these: http://www.smartpakequine.com/smartpak-classic-hunter-girth-6112p.aspx?cm_vc=Search and like them very much, but it looks like it only goes up to a 56". I can't vouch for them, but Draft Tack has some big boy stuff of course: http://www.drafttack.com/.

Heinz 57
Jan. 19, 2012, 02:43 PM
http://www.vtosaddlery.com/product/CO/CESTSJG.htm

soft touch all the way.
I rode with a Big Name Hunter Trainer last year and they got me hooked on this girth.

Only $20?! TWENTY DOLLARS?!


netg, no worries. He had about a week off until the vet said he's fine, just a little soreness, and gave him some shark cartilage & HA. :yes: He's getting hot and heavy into his jumping education, now. He's very tolerant of my antics while trying to get the girth to reach (insert big horse rolley-eyes icon) the billets.

purplnurpl
Jan. 19, 2012, 02:48 PM
Only $20?! TWENTY DOLLARS?!




Yup, so the new style is contoured a little bit and regular price.

this is the old style and I guess they will be 20 bucks until VTO sells out of them.

I bought one in ever size from 46 to 56. lol.
They are awesome and the horses really seem to like them. My one horse who is very girthy likes it a lot.

doritocoolerranch24
Jan. 19, 2012, 02:50 PM
love love love soft touch girths!

AEM74
Jan. 19, 2012, 02:50 PM
Do you have a girth extender? If your guy blows up like a balloon like mine does when girthing him, you might try what I've gone in the past. Use the girth extender to get the girth attached while said horse is in the throes of inflation. When they let down, sneakily remove the girth extender, one hole, then the other, and attach girth to actual saddle billets. Voila! You've outsmarted your horse and didn't sprain your wrist in the process. This little trick might buy you some time until you get your 58"'er.

Heinz 57
Jan. 19, 2012, 02:57 PM
Yup, so the new style is contoured a little bit and regular price.

this is the old style and I guess they will be 20 bucks until VTO sells out of them.

I bought one in ever size from 46 to 56. lol.
They are awesome and the horses really seem to like them. My one horse who is very girthy likes it a lot.

Darn you. I do need a new 48" for the "small man" (:lol: @16.1, and they share blankets), as well. One of the elastics on my extremely old "triple ply" has torn.

enjoytheride
Jan. 19, 2012, 04:48 PM
I have one of those soft touch girths in black for my dressage saddle. Very nice girths.

StoneleaFarm
Jan. 22, 2012, 10:32 PM
The Soft Touch girths are great (especially at that price!) because they are super easy to take care of. If you want a nice leather girth at a good price, you are one of the lucky ones that has a horse to fit the ones on sale!

http://www.vtosaddlery.com/product/CO/LPG.htm

ECEventer
Jan. 22, 2012, 11:33 PM
I bought a cheap smartpak fleece girth for my perch (56) because he is a lease but I'm pretty sure they go up to 58. Good luck!

Highflyer
Jan. 23, 2012, 09:36 AM
Bartville Harness makes them, too-- both leather and a knockoff of the Professional's Choice girths.

Watch Wee Willy
Jan. 23, 2012, 10:06 PM
http://www.vtosaddlery.com/product/CO/CESTSJG.htm

soft touch all the way.
I rode with a Big Name Hunter Trainer last year and they got me hooked on this girth.

OMG... I've been wanting one of these!!! At $20, I think I may have to snag me a 52"!! ;)

P.s. Check out their FAQ page... I love a company with a sense of humor!!! :D

retreadeventer
Jan. 23, 2012, 10:12 PM
While on the subject of girths....anyone see the need for a 47 in. girth, or a 49 inch girth? I have LONGED for this for ages....

BarbB
Jan. 24, 2012, 02:49 PM
Another vote for the Soft Touch girth. (in a 58 also!)

StoneleaFarm
Jan. 24, 2012, 07:05 PM
While on the subject of girths....anyone see the need for a 47 in. girth, or a 49 inch girth? I have LONGED for this for ages....

Find someone who stretched their 46 or 48 out too much ;)

Charlie&Me
Jan. 26, 2012, 08:46 PM
http://www.vtosaddlery.com/product/CO/CESTSJG.htm

soft touch all the way.
I rode with a Big Name Hunter Trainer last year and they got me hooked on this girth.

Not to hijack but I ordered this based on your recommendation figuring for $20, I couldn't go wrong. This is a seriously nice girth. I can't believe how squishy it is. Charlie loves it! Thanks!

CupcakeTough
Jan. 31, 2012, 12:10 PM
Reviving this thread- your Thinline girths in larger sizes are available on Tack of the Day today! It doesn't look like any 58", but they have 56", 60", and 62"

Heinz 57
Jan. 31, 2012, 12:43 PM
Oh, you enabler!!

And of course they have short girths, too. Cuz, y'know, I really need to spend $416 on GIRTHS. I guess it's my own fault for having such oddly sized horses. :lol: