I am looking high and low for a pony sized dressage girth (That doesn't cost the moon) and there are few if any, and just FORGET Ebay or Tacktrader....it's as if no ponies do dressage so no need for girths? This is just for a trail ride situation, I don't NEED the $$$$ leather scalloped, 'make you win' dressage girth LOL
What do Pony Club ponies do for dressage?
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My section C welsh is only 13 hands and the 20" Wintec dressage girth works just fine. My other ponies all take 24-28" girths depending on which ones we're talking about but they are 14.1 - 15 hands in size (all welsh cobs).
My daughter's 13.2 pony takes a 20 or so. I bought her a Lettia CoolMax girth from Mary's Tack and Feed. Finding the right size bridle for her, that was a nightmare. We still haven't found one that's just right.
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I tried every possible brand and size on my 14" hand pony and ultimately the very best one (which I wish I had gotten to begin with) was the simple Wintec dressage girth (very reasonably priced). It is the most comfortable for him and the easiest to tack up. Tons of places sell it.
Another vote for Wintec! All our ponies do Dressage... Smallest they make is an 18" but it's hard to find. 20"'s are everywhere. Actually, I think I have one! PM me if you might be interested, I'll look in the meantime. If I still have it, it's brand new, still in the packaging...
Yes! But pony dressage riders do have to search high and low for tack. I am afraid pony tack buying has become a bit of an obsesssion for me
Just for ponies has a nice selection.
Occassionaly I luck out on ebay...but you obviously can't wait around if you need it to.
Jo Mckracken of Mobile Tack Supply often finds nice pony tack for me...you might contact her.
Hil, I actually may have a girth to suit your needs! I have a Prestige leather girth, and I am pretty sure it is 20" or
22". It's a beautiful girth, the leather is amazing. I'll message you privately.....the price will be good.
In our experience in PC, very few kids had dressage saddles for their ponies - they just used their hunt seat saddles. Some of the older kids with bigger horses did have dressage saddles.
Thorowgood also makes a great, inexpensive girth. I have a 20" and an 18". Ovation has a girth that looks identical, but I'm not sure I could recommend it since the billet holder ripped off on the first use. Thorowgood girth
I also like Just for Ponies - I've had great customer service from them.
Funny thread, not at all what I expected. First off, yes ponies DO dressage. Second, I ditto the suggestion for the Wintec girth. I would've bought a fancier one but my little ones tend to like this little cheapie. Yay for my pocketbook!!! And oh, if you do want to "fancy" it up, you can do what I did which is buy a Fleeceworks girth cover...very la te da!