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Equalizing girths - Nunn Finer Piaffe?

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  • Equalizing girths - Nunn Finer Piaffe?

    Has anyone had any experience with the Nunn Finer Piaffe girth? http://www.bitofbritain.com/The_Piaf...irth_p/376.htm

    Alternatively, are there other short equalizing girths on the market? Bonus points if they come in brown. I have a jump saddle with long billets where it just doesn't seem possible to do the billets up to equal tension with my existing girth (which has elastic on both sides).

    Many thanks, and happy holidays!
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  • #2
    Intrepid makes the cheapest synthetic version I know of:

    But Frank Baines and Albion also make them in lovely leather. They cost more than the Nunn Finer Piaffe, but they both make brown and black versions. Albion also makes a caramel version.

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    • #3

      Originally posted by SecondInCommand View Post
      Has anyone had any experience with the Nunn Finer Piaffe girth? http://www.bitofbritain.com/The_Piaf...irth_p/376.htm

      Alternatively, are there other short equalizing girths on the market? Bonus points if they come in brown. I have a jump saddle with long billets where it just doesn't seem possible to do the billets up to equal tension with my existing girth (which has elastic on both sides).

      Many thanks, and happy holidays!


      • #4
        I have one and I really like it. The leather is soft and it is a wider type girth, so it distributes pressure better. The equalizer leathers feel kinda wierd the first time you use them, but once you get used to them it's no big deal.


        • #5
          very squishy & nice. It was broke in when it arrived! just wish I got the correct size. Its sitting in my tackbox after my coach said it was too big. There is a lot of padding that extends a few inches past the buckles. If there wasn't so much it probably would have worked fine, but it ended up buckling on top of my pad and almost touched my saddle (dressage) flap.


          • #6
            Lovely girth. I agree with DoubeDown that it comes out of the package soft and broken in. Most importantly - the 'seam' on the girth is properly made to be out towards the human, so no rubbing at all.

            My gelding is the sensitive type who gets girth sores if the girth looks at him funny. He is usually sheepskinned all around to keep him comfy and happy. This girth causes zero issues for us. He does not protest it going on, it easily tightens to the proper pressure and he does not have any sores/rubs from it.

            If any Canadians are looking for this girth, I know that Taylor Made Too had some in stock for a good price (along with many other Nunn Finer products). Give them a call/email as their website doesn't list everything they have and can get.