View Full Version : Girths for chunky cobs
21st Apr 2007, 06:00 PM
Was just wondering what girths people felt were best on their chunky cobs- have just about got a saddle for my youngster finally and need a girth to go with it. He does actually have withers at the moment but not sure if they will stay as he gets wider and fills out! Will have to wait and see! What girths are best to keep saddles on cobs and stop slippage- he is getting a Thorowgood cob T4 saddle.
Was looking at the Thorowgood cob girth as it is non elasticated which helps stop slipping, seems a reasonable price and has split ends to fit the split straps on the saddle! Anyone got any experience of this one good or bad or others which are really good?
21st Apr 2007, 06:05 PM
My saddler told me not to use ones with elastic at one end, I was advised to use the wintec girth as it is elasticated all the way through and will stop the saddle from slipping. It works but it is hard to tighten up. I have the thorowgood saddle too.
21st Apr 2007, 06:09 PM
Stubben Cords girth, they are about £26 and they are really nice.
Stopped Brys saddle slipping
21st Apr 2007, 08:43 PM
The Kieffer neoprene one. My IDxTb wears one - has lasted 7 years so far - and the Dales x cob on the yard tried 6 girths then bought this one and it's great. Or the Wintec pimply looking one. But def not anything elasticated at one end only : last poster was right. Theyre called humane girths and theyre anything but! :eek: Either go for non elasticated or elasticated throughout. The Kieffer is lovely cos it never ever pinches and washes like new time and time again.:D
21st Apr 2007, 08:45 PM
Another vote for the Stubben cord girth- very soft, doesn't stretch, easy to wash, split 'ends' so good for use on a saddle with point and balance straps or just for the 'wider' figure. Wouldn't use anything else now!
21st Apr 2007, 08:51 PM
But def not anything elasticated at one end only : last poster was right. Theyre called humane girths and theyre anything but!
Nooo humane girths have a particular crank-style buckling arrangement that compensates for uneven pressure across the girth's width (e.g. caused by uneven saddle billets), they aren't elasticated. Their design also means you can adjust the girth by half a hole, if that makes sense (probably not). I've got one for my mare & she gets grouchy & girthy if she wears anything else. My old hairy cob used to wear one too & seemed happy with it. I agree that girths elasticated on one end are not good, but I've never seen one called a 'humane girth' - they are far from it!
21st Apr 2007, 09:04 PM
Pro Choice girths with elastic both ends and neoprene backing are very nice :)
22nd Apr 2007, 08:37 PM
I only have the one wintec girth I might try the cord girth as a spare - the wintec one makes him quite sweaty as it's synthetic.
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