Posting this here, as I'm hoping someone can help me with this conversion:
I'm a former hunter rider who is dabbling in dressage with my pony, and I'd like to try out some dressage saddles to possibly buy. The problem is, I don't have a dressage girth and have no idea what size to buy.
The pony is 13.1 and takes a 40" - 42" girth with my Antares jumping saddle that has "regular" billets. The dressage saddles I'm interested in have long billets (which I think is standard with dressage saddles?). Any idea what size dressage girth to get?
Last edited by kisstherain; May. 4, 2010 at 11:33 PM.
Typically, you subtract 20" from your long girth size. This can vary depending on the length of the billets for both the jump saddle and the dressage saddle, but you are usually pretty close with 20" shorter. So 20-22". I've seen girths as small as 18". Smaller than that would be tough, though.