Sam Jamieson Heavy Horse Shaped General Purpose Girth – With or without Elastic
Cushion Soft general purpose shaped girth. Cushion Soft padding assuring comfort for your horse where it touches.
Beautifully stitched, creased and smooth edged by skilled bridle makers with careful attention to every detail for perfect quality. 5″ wide.
Made from the finest English Leather and Stainless steel fittings. Carefully crafted using high quality materials.
Your girth is a very important accessory to your saddle for the wellbeing of your horse. As you know horses are all individuals as we are and are different shapes and sizes. Girth placement is very important, for example if your horse has a forward placed seat of girth and a straight girth is used the girth will find itself further forward and with this pull the girth straps at an angle forwards causing the saddle to move forwards, becoming unstable which then encroaches on the horses shoulders causing restriction into the back of the shoulder blades, the shoulder blades end up pushing the saddle left and right which can cause a criss cross effect at the back of the saddle against or even directly over the horses spine! Needless to say it can cause a huge amount of problems.
If your horse has a wide barrel but narrows to the girth area this can cause the same issue as above that your horses barrel can push the girth forward causing the same effect. Therefore it is so very important to consider which girth combination you use.
“As a qualified Horse and Rider Trainer, Saddle Fitter and equine therapy Student I have seen girths with elastic that gives too much and can be over tightened causing the horse discomfort and sometimes damage. I have created my girths to allow the horse to work into it to a clear boundary so in movement and when the muscles are working they expand.” Sam Jamieson
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