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  1. #1
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    Default Short Girth Sizing?

    Hello dressageland

    A friend of mine is going to give me her dressage saddle on semi-permanent loan if it fits my pony, which I am super excited about!

    But, since I've never actually owned my own dressage saddle or had to buy fittings for one, I have NO IDEA what size girth I'd need. How do long/short girths compare size wise? If my pony wears a 44" in a long girth, what size short girth would he need?
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    subtract 26" from the regular girth size, so your pony would be an 18" dressage girth (give or take depending on the style or brand)



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    Cadance's rule is a good "rule of thumb" but it does depend on billet length.

    Speaking of which... (thread hijack here), does anyone know of a girth similar to the Jeffries Symbian Girth that comes in a 20 inch or 18 inch size? I have the 22 inch for my mare and love it but am on the top billet holes on my saddle... Mare is slightly fat and if she drops even a little weight, I won't be able to use this girth. Both she and I prefer non-leather, and the sliding girth buckles on the Symbian ensure a good fit, so I would like to stay with something that has them.
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    Thank you! Most helpful.
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    You know...I would love to be able to find girths in smaller sizes...specifically 18". My mare is small, and I have long billets on my saddle, so it makes fitting hard. She's touchy as well...so when I find a girth that works for the princess, I love it! The problem is finding them in small enough sizes.

    We need to get a COTH Dressage Pony group together and petition the girth manufacturer's to make some smaller sized ones. Surely, with all the pony riders out there, it would be a decent market.
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    For those of you looking for smaller sized girths: http://www.trumbullmtn.com/store/fit...rths/intrepid/



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    More pony dressage girths
    http://www.justforponies.com/girths.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blkarab View Post
    You know...I would love to be able to find girths in smaller sizes...specifically 18". My mare is small, and I have long billets on my saddle, so it makes fitting hard. She's touchy as well...so when I find a girth that works for the princess, I love it! The problem is finding them in small enough sizes.

    We need to get a COTH Dressage Pony group together and petition the girth manufacturer's to make some smaller sized ones. Surely, with all the pony riders out there, it would be a decent market.
    Yes!! Finding pony sized ANYTHING is tough... especially when you have a large right on the line between pony and cob. But I love me some good sport ponies. My GRP doesn't know he's 14.1, when i find his extended trot button... holy cow watch out!
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    Lemme know if you find any short dressage girth in BROWN that costs less than $130! Most of the brown ones are Schumachers or the like that cost $250+!! Too rich for my budget.



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    My mare wears a 44" girth with my AP saddle. I use an 20" girth with my dressage saddle.



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