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  1. #1
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    Default Where to find mammoth-sized anatomic girths?

    To preface this, I have googled my little heart out, consulted two large tack shops, and searched online to no avail.

    I have a 17.1 mammoth whom I cannot for the life of me find a girth for. My 54" anatomic girth is WAY too small. I have a regular contour girth in a supposed 58", which seemed HUGE (goes to hole 4 on both sides with a saddle pad and a mattes half pad, and slides back like there is no tomorrow even when snug, so I figured a 56" would be perfect!

    Fast forward to yesterday, I tried on a barnmate's CWD contour girth which is a 56" and with a saddle pad and the Mattes, it was still 2-3" away from doing up on the first hole on both sides....WTH!? So I grab my "58" and a tape measure, and turns out it measures 61" from buckle to buckle...Now this is not an old girth, it got maybe 40 rides last winter and has been hanging out at home. I use it on another horse I ride who is just shy of 17hh, and fills up that girth no problem with just a thin pad.

    So, ultimate question, where would one find a 58", anatomic, dark brown girth (to match a dark brown Amerigo)? And one that doesn't require a second mortgage on the house?

    *Before anyone says it re: the saddle sliding back, yes, I have had my saddle professionally fitted, 3 weeks ago*

    Thanks in advance!



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    Here you go! Same girth, two different websites:

    http://www.smartpakequine.com/m-toul...A-_-2109681263

    http://www.pelham-saddlery.com/gir/anatomic.html

    ETA: This one comes in a 62'' but is expensive and probably way too big:
    http://en.voltaire-design.com/accessories.html



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    And for less, if its still available: http://www.horsegroomingsupplies.com...ew-446181.html



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rel6 View Post
    Here you go! Same girth, two different websites:

    http://www.smartpakequine.com/m-toul...A-_-2109681263

    http://www.pelham-saddlery.com/gir/anatomic.html

    ETA: This one comes in a 62'' but is expensive and probably way too big:
    http://en.voltaire-design.com/accessories.html
    Thanks! I did look at the Toulouse girths, but I am in Canada, so no SmartPak for me I really, really, really wish they could ship to Canada, although I would end up spending waaaay too much money! Thus far, I have not been able to find a single M. Toulouse distributor in Canada.



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    I have a 58 CWD anatomic girth that fits my 17.2hh mammoth with a huge heart girth. I got it on ebay.



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    Classic Saddlery in Michigan will ship to Canada, and they sell that Toulouse girth.
    http://www.classicsaddlery.com/girth...thsjumping.htm
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    Big big biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig stuff often goes cheap on eBay because fewer people need it. I don't care for the Toulouse leather. Especially once you pay Canadian shipping! I'd hold out for an eBay CWD or find a source for Harmon Kraft. Their Aramas girth could pass for any highest end brand.

    I've got a big 56 inch bugger so I feel your pain. I actually prefer the soft touch noslip girth to anotomic and it's CHEAP.
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    Can you buy elastic from the tack store and have it made longer or shorter whichever the case may be?



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    www.skookumhorse.com she will make you anything you need, custom work. She is local to me, and top quality leatherwork craftsmanship. Send her pics, and measurements. Canadian but ships internationally too.



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    Where are you in Saskatchewan? Are you anywhere near the border? If so you can have things shipped to a shipping shop over the border and just drive over and pick it up. Out my way there are a lot of those places in the towns just across the border.

    If you do have something shipped to Canada make sure they use USPS, not FedEx or UPS, so you can avoid broker fees.



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    I saw that yesterday too, unfortunately I think it would be too big, as my "58" girth actually measures 61" and it is HUGE on my guy (fits my catch-ride perfectly though!) I sent County an e-mail asking where one would source a 58" County girth from as Google didn't find me any stores that carry it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spooks View Post
    Where are you in Saskatchewan? Are you anywhere near the border? If so you can have things shipped to a shipping shop over the border and just drive over and pick it up. Out my way there are a lot of those places in the towns just across the border.

    If you do have something shipped to Canada make sure they use USPS, not FedEx or UPS, so you can avoid broker fees.
    Unfortunately I am pretty much in the middle of the province, so I'm about 5ish hours from the border I won't be heading down there until July at the earliest on our way to Montana.



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    I just went through this with our big guy.

    If you are okay with non-leather, this was a fantastic deal, nice quality and horse likes it:

    http://www.applesaddlery.com/p-481-n...stic-ends.aspx

    They are in Canada, great service and will ship to you for $9 I think. They make these up to 60" though it's not showing on the website (maybe I bought the last brown one?)

    Good luck.



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    Tad Coffin girths are good on the larger horses



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    Default I would ask for actual measurement

    I have always ordered up in logic girths, not sure if it is cause elastic is tighter or because it measures smaller, worth finding out though!



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    Quote Originally Posted by woops View Post
    I have always ordered up in logic girths, not sure if it is cause elastic is tighter or because it measures smaller, worth finding out though!
    Agree with this. When I'm looking at a girth on ebay I always ask about the actual measurements because they seem to vary so much.



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    Try KL Select (Red Barn). We carry them in our mobile unit and I needed the exact same size. If they don't have it in stock they came make it for you at not extra cost. Wonderful to deal with and not too expensive. The dark leather matches my dark amerigo perfectly! Worth a shot.
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    Hey, for any of you with a horse who needs a HUGE girth.... I know it isn't an anatomical girth.... but, TOTD has a few 62" thinline girths! I ordered a moxie pad, but really don't need another girth right now.... though I still want one!



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    Do you live near Saskatoon? I would maybe talk to Shannon from Bin There Tack and see if she can order something in if you live near Saskatoon. Also Early's can order in alot of different brands, including Amerigo, but I'm not sure if you were wanting to spend that much money. If not, just keep checking ebay.

    Ever since ravenwood closed it's been so annoying buying tack. Cannot wait for the greenhawk to open in Saskatoon.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy-nnn View Post
    Do you live near Saskatoon? I would maybe talk to Shannon from Bin There Tack and see if she can order something in if you live near Saskatoon. Also Early's can order in alot of different brands, including Amerigo, but I'm not sure if you were wanting to spend that much money. If not, just keep checking ebay.

    Ever since ravenwood closed it's been so annoying buying tack. Cannot wait for the greenhawk to open in Saskatoon.
    I've already been through my options here, and Amerigo girths only come to a 54", and they are a wee bit pricy too. I ended up e-mailing Skyline, Red Barn and County, and while Skyline and Red Barn were both willing to make me one, the time line on it would be at least 2-3 months. County ended up having a Havana 58" Logic in stock, I just got it today.

    Huuuge props to County Saddlery, I dealt with Erin Wilson. She was very quick to respond, and very helpful! I got my girth (shipped to Canada no less!) in SIX days! Talk about AWESOME! And shipping was a breeze, UPS came and dropped it right at my door, no brokerage, no pick ups or anything!

    ETA: I'm *really* hoping the Greenhawk we get is like the one in Calgary that carries GPA, Antares, Grand Prix, etc. and not just all of their in house brands! *fingers crossed*!!



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