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    Default Best anatomic girth on a budget

    I have a major slipping back issue with my saddle even though from all appearances it fits my mare very well. I have tried breast collars, non-slip pads, and various different girths. I am getting desperate! Somebody suggested to me that I try and anatomic girth, but they seem to be pretty expensive for the most part. Anybody have any suggestion for a girth that won't break the bank?
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    I got the Toulouse one and it worked well for the saddle slipping, but my horse didn't like it--it doesn't fit his girth area well and he's sensitive. If you need a barely used 50" or 52" Toulouse in cognac PM me. (:



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    Many people use those synthetic non-slip girths from Professional Choice or other brands. I have even seen them used at AA rated shows,



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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahandSam View Post
    I got the Toulouse one and it worked well for the saddle slipping, but my horse didn't like it--it doesn't fit his girth area well and he's sensitive. If you need a barely used 50" or 52" Toulouse in cognac PM me. (:
    Will PM you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PonyPenny View Post
    Many people use those synthetic non-slip girths from Professional Choice or other brands. I have even seen them used at AA rated shows,
    I tried a neoprene girth and it didn't seem to help at all. I am getting pretty desperate!
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    I use this...http://www.doversaddlery.com/ovation...FStgMgodEGgAag Good price to see if it works.



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    I used the one Dover makes. LOVE IT! If you watch, you can find them on sale in the coupon section of the sale magazines. I have been using it for 2 years as my sole girth. I dont have to stop multiple times to adjust my saddle anymore. No slippage! Oh, and I was able to throw away the non-slip pad that wasnt working at all!



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    Do you have a link to which girth it is?
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    http://www.doversaddlery.com/dover-c...h/p/X1-021219/

    i got it for $99. I have seend coupons for it since but I just checked the latest catalog and its currently not on sale.



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    it does run small. My mare takes a 46 and I should have ordered a 48. Its a struggle to get it on on a fat day.



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    Have you tried using just the back two billets on your saddle? I did this and it seemed to help quite a bit.
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    I guess you don't need a 58. I have a beautiful CWD anatomical girth that I no longer need.

    Try Ebay.



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    I don't see where you say what size you need OP, but check this out:
    http://www.fine-used-saddles.com/cat...Iit=1410&Ict=6



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    I need a 52 or 54.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ActNatural View Post
    http://www.doversaddlery.com/dover-c...h/p/X1-021219/

    i got it for $99. I have seend coupons for it since but I just checked the latest catalog and its currently not on sale.
    I was trying to figure out which one you had. The only ones I could find on their site were really expensive, the coupons explain it!
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    My big gelding had the same problem - it was solved by a Tad Coffin girth. Much wider than a normal girth. I see your in Michigan - if you ever show at Chagrin Valley Farms in the winter I could let you try it, they are expensive. You will know the first ride.



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    Not sure if this is what you would be looking for but they are very nice real sheepskin girths (Mattes) for a fabulous price:
    http://worldequestrianbrands.shptron...87.1022966.0.0

    I have a couple that we use as everyday schooling girths for our horses. Not quite anatomic but the wide centre tends to keep the saddle in the right spot & the horses really love the sheepskin. Strong elastics on both ends but confirm the sizing - they are converted from euro sizing so run a little small (i.e. 130 cm is marked as a 52" but is actually 51.2 inches or so).



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse&Bay View Post
    Not sure if this is what you would be looking for but they are very nice real sheepskin girths (Mattes) for a fabulous price:
    http://worldequestrianbrands.shptron...87.1022966.0.0

    I have a couple that we use as everyday schooling girths for our horses. Not quite anatomic but the wide centre tends to keep the saddle in the right spot & the horses really love the sheepskin. Strong elastics on both ends but confirm the sizing - they are converted from euro sizing so run a little small (i.e. 130 cm is marked as a 52" but is actually 51.2 inches or so).
    Wow, those are cheap compared to what I have been looking at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by czgm7r View Post
    My big gelding had the same problem - it was solved by a Tad Coffin girth. Much wider than a normal girth. I see your in Michigan - if you ever show at Chagrin Valley Farms in the winter I could let you try it, they are expensive. You will know the first ride.
    I am not sure where that is. What part of MI are you in?
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