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    Default tightening the girth. . .

    I have quite a bit of arthritis in my wrist and have a hard time tightening the girth. I mostly ride in my dressage saddle with a short girth which is very hard to tighten mounted. I do use leverage from the mounting block to tighten before I get on. I have roller buckles which help.

    any other suggestions???
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    http://www.dressage-ext.com/ProductDetail.asp?KEY=1563

    These girth tightening devices are very easy to use. Some people don't like them because it has enough leverage that you can over-tighten the girth without too much trouble. But they can be quite helpful for arthritic hands.



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    thank you. I am not worried about over tightening. These used to be called belly busters. . .
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    Do you also have elastic on the girth? I have it on both sides and it seems to make a difference. I've also found that leather girths are so much easier for me to tighten than fabric girths(maybe it's just me)



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    Leather girths are so much easier. The rubber covered "nubby" ones...can't think of what they are called right now. They are easier too.
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    I use this girth tightener http://www.dressage-ext.com/ProductDetail.asp?KEY=1295 -- It's smaller than the others I've seen, and I can bring it along on trail rides --
    "I never mind if an adult uses safety stirrups." GM



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    How about the Lettia Click girth? It's elastic on both sides and the buckle nubby thing has a spring type mechanism to help pop it into the hole. I'm getting one shortly.



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    Quote Originally Posted by lizathenag View Post
    I have quite a bit of arthritis in my wrist and have a hard time tightening the girth. I mostly ride in my dressage saddle with a short girth which is very hard to tighten mounted. I do use leverage from the mounting block to tighten before I get on. I have roller buckles which help.

    any other suggestions???
    [edit]

    Thanks Dan
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    Thanks Dan
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