• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Dressage girth help!

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Dressage girth help!

    There was a thread on here a few days back about dressage girths, but I can't find it...I had a Prestige anatomical girth on trial for Zoe but it was not a good fit for her. There was like 4" on girth on both sides above the buckles so it came really close to the flap and overlapped the saddle pad. I wasn't ready to spend that kind of $$ on something that didn't fit well!

    Anyhow, I was grazing on eBay and found 3 girths that look interesting:
    Wintec Dressage Girth with CAIR ($75 starting bid)
    Eric le Tixerant Comfort Girth ($9.99 starting bid)
    Delfina Anatomical Contour Dressage Girth (buy it now- $90)



    Zoe has a forward girth area, so the billets of the saddle do not hand straight down with a regular girth. She can also be somewhat girthy at first- nothing major. I have a neoprene and gel type girth now. I think something with more surface area would be good for her as well as the contour issue. Any input would be great! Thanks!

  • #2
    Contour girths can be quite pricey but if your horse can tolerate leather, try the Nunn Finer ones from Bit of Britain. They are not as expensive, about $110. The Passage and The Piaffe.

    Please note: I haven't tried them myself; I was on the verge of ordering one when maresy went lame. But I have eventer friends who swear by them.
    You have to have experiences to gain experience.

    1998 Morgan mare Mythic Feronia "More Valley Girl Than Girl Scout!"

    Comment

    • Original Poster

      #3
      Thank you, quietann! I like the look of the Piaffe girth. Almost the same shape as the Logic/Prestige and nearly half the price!

      Comment


      • #4
        I have the Piaffe and I LOVE it. The padding is nice and I love how it adjusts. The mare I'm riding seems more comfortable in it than she was in the other girths I tried.

        Bit of Britain just had a 20% off girth sale but I think it ended at midnight.
        Sarah K. Andrew | Twitter | Blog | Horses & Hope calendar | Flickr | Instagram

        Comment

        • Original Poster

          #5
          Thanks, Alibhai! Do you find that it allows the billets to fall straight down? Is it fairly wide?

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Megsabelle View Post
            Thanks, Alibhai! Do you find that it allows the billets to fall straight down? Is it fairly wide?
            Yes, it's pretty wide- definitely wider than my Wintec stretchy girth.

            Which way do your billets drop on your current girth? They hang straight on the saddle I'm using, but the mare I'm riding does not have a forward girth groove (whew!).

            The back billet on my saddle is stretched a little and the girth handles it well because the buckles roll on the ring.

            The saddle's a little too far forward in these pics (my fault, not the girth), but you can see the girth width:

            http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockand...es/4294668738/

            http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockand...es/4318200170/

            http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockand...es/4318183562/
            Sarah K. Andrew | Twitter | Blog | Horses & Hope calendar | Flickr | Instagram

            Comment

            • Original Poster

              #7
              What lovely pictures! Thank you for the information. I actually emailed Nunn Finer and asked some questions, but this is def. the front runner of the Girth olympics!

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Megsabelle View Post
                What lovely pictures! Thank you for the information. I actually emailed Nunn Finer and asked some questions, but this is def. the front runner of the Girth olympics!
                Thank you! I hit the jackpot when my friend let me ride this mare Best of luck with the Girth Olympics
                Sarah K. Andrew | Twitter | Blog | Horses & Hope calendar | Flickr | Instagram

                Comment


                • #9
                  If your horse is "girthy" she might like this one:

                  http://horsedreamimporters.com/pgcart.pga?product=C6660

                  The picture doesn't do it justice. It's actually got a pretty wide surface area. The black part is stretchy. The lambskin is luxurious. Be aware that the measurements are from buckle-to-buckle, so the entire length is actually longer than the stated size. I would order two sizes down.

                  Here is better picture of the girth...

                  http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CHRIST-REAL-ME...item3c9ffeb9e1

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    My mare has the forward girth pocket too--but she couldn't take the leather girths--they would rub her raw at the top. I ended up finding a Mattes anatomical sheepskin girth, it's the third one down here, and I love it:

                    http://www.classicdressage.com/acata...rs_&_Misc.html

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X