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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr. 20, 2004

    Default Spinoff - Best broad, cushioned girth for girthy horse

    For the typical girthy horse. What is the best broad, cushioned girth with 4" to 6" of elastic at the ends?
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr. 5, 2004


    I have this girth and love it:

    If I had the money I would get this:

    Maybe something anatomical with fuzz:

    ....but truthfully if you're just looking for fluffy, soft and wide then the Lettitia coolmax girth is probably a good bet.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb. 1, 2008
    Nowhere, Maryland


    Mine does okay with any of the double elastic girths-- for him the issue is more with how you pull it up than with the girth itself. He also has skin issues with neoprene so I usually use the cheap fleece girths with double elastic.

    I have a Toklat one for shows that is pretty nice and thick but honestly I haven't seen a huge difference in his reaction to that vs. the ancient cheapo Dover one that's been washed a thousand times.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep. 21, 2011
    Lambertville, MI

    Default Thinline

    One of my horses is allergic to neoprene, as well as to dyes in some leather girths. Tried the smartpak breathable girth, he said no way. He also dislikes the cheap fuzzy girths. He's special! I got him the Thinline Jumping girth and he loves it. Here is a link to it, although I bought mine through tack of the day.

    It's also easy to clean and looks good for showing since it has leather backing.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar. 3, 2007
    North-Central IL


    Dressage or long? My uber-fussy mare liked the Thorowgood Aeroform dressage girth best.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr. 20, 2004


    Dressage. My horse does better with anitmicrobial synthetic than leather.
    Last edited by yankeeclipper; Oct. 18, 2012 at 10:27 AM.
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr. 10, 2012


    I have an Albion Ultima dressage girth that everyone who sees it asks about - saddler fitter/massage therapist, vet - everyone. It's padded and the leather is so buttery soft. Unfortunately it doesn't fit the current horse with the new, long billeted saddle that's on the way. But I'm going to hold onto it as it's unlike anything else I've seen in terms of padding/comfort and the sort of gorgeous, high quality item that women who spend money on shoes and handbags (and not horses...) call an "investment piece."

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