E.A. Mattes Girths

Which girth does your horse need? We’re happy to help you.

To avoid rubbing and chafing MATTES have developed a very special 
girth design. Integrated cross-webbings and spreader inserts result in perfectly even pressure distribution and prevent wrinkling or contraction of the girth. The narrow part gives plenty of room for the elbow movement without loo-sing stability. The anatomy of the horse is also very important.

Design your SLIM LINE short girth to suit your needs and preferences: the short girth is available in a range of lengths from 50 cm to 120 cm.
The tough leather comes in your choice of black, brown or champagne, while the functional lambskin is available in more than 30 fascinating colours.
The short girth is available with or without elastic buckle straps.
Replacement girths and lambskin are available separately.

Anatomical: For horses with a well-defined girth groove, this girth is contoured a little at the front and back around the elbow area.

Asymmetric: For horses whose girth groove is closer to the elbows or less well-defined, this girth is significantly contoured at front the around the elbow area.

Crescent: If a horse has a short back, a broad ribcage or a narrow chest, the girth often slips forward - the crescent shape prevents this.

Athletico: For horses with an athletic, wedge-shaped physique. The design of the girth prevents the saddle and girth from sliding back.


Measuring

Always measure girth length on a saddled and girthed horse. Both sides of the girth must be buckled evenly.

Measure from the lower edge of the rigging ring to the same point on the other side, then subtract 30 cm. Always round up to the next length.

Example:
Measurement: 101 cm
Subtract: 30 cm = 71 cm
Girth length: 75 cm

NB:
Ensure that the buckles of the new girth are well away from the elbow to allow free movement!