Specifically designed and developed to be used with the long girth straps of dressage saddles, dressage girths are shorter than standard saddle girths. These girths are very comfortable for the rider's leg. The quality and comfort of dressage girths allow for optimal performance. These girths can be straight or cut in a specific shape, according to your personal preference. Choose from synthetic materials or high quality leather, as well as sheepskin. The sturdy construction includes stainless steel buckles on both sides. Some girths have elastic inserts at the ends for a smoother feel.
Horze dressage girths are specifically designed for the long girth straps of dressage saddles, so that your leg can be close to the saddle and have plenty of contact with the horse. Black is the most common colour choice to match the classic look of the dressage saddle. Some dressage girths from Horze have a removable lining, while others have a ring for attaching auxiliary reins
Once a horse has a girth problem, the only thing that can help is a lot of patience. It is better to prevent girth pressure from developing in the first place than to train it away later. It develops when the horse has unpleasant experiences with tightening the girth. This usually happens when the girth is tightened too quickly and too tightly. A first measure is therefore to tighten the girth slowly in several successive stages.
Today, you no longer have to settle for a model made of cord with a sheepskin cover. Nowadays, numerous variations of girths are produced which are designed to make saddling more comfortable for the horse by means of appropriate padding. These are, for example, leather girths with 10 mm thick foam padding or fully elastic girths made of several layers with a rubber band. Girths with extensions distribute the pressure over a larger area. In addition, they are often padded with a foam material or sheepskin.