I know I am not the only person who has a black jumping saddle out there, so hopefully I can get some help.
My horse really prefers a fleece-lined nylon girth over anything else. Unfortunately, finding a black one has been a bit of a headache. I have a 52" leather girth I am using with a girth cover, but I know he will be more comfortable in a fleece one. If anyone knows a retailer that has long black fleece girth, I would appreciate the head's-up.
Why do I work two jobs to support a horse I don't have time to ride?
Check out Dover closeouts - I got a long black fleece lined girth from them a few months ago. They may still have them. I think it's a Circuit...? I really like it and it was well under $100 on closeout.
I have the Professional's Choice one. It's fine. Personally I would strongly prefer to have one with fleece that matched the nylon (and didn't show the dirt!) but that's because my horse loves nothing more than to finish up our rides with a good splash in the pond
I'd love an inexpensive brown one for my picky bay mare, if anyone has any ideas. I bought her a fancy real sheepskin one and she HATED it: dressage instructor thought she was lame, but she was just fine when we changed back to her $20 el cheapo to finish the lesson.
They don't call me frugal for nothing.
Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.
I have one that I somehow inherited from the barn lost in found. It had been in there for (no kidding here) 5 YEARS. Seriously. I ended up borrowing it for something and BO told me to keep it. It's black with cream fleece. Thing is, I have a brown saddle, but I figure unless you're standing right there you can't tell anyway. Sadly it is only a 46 so it won't help your dilemma.
SOME places (Horseloverz.com I am looking in YOUR direction) measure girths funny. I called Horseloverz.com to ask if their girth measurements included the buckles or not and they told me they measured to the mid-point of each buckle. Maybe Prof. Choice does something similar . . .