MATTES SLIMLINE GIRTH & COVER ANATOMICAL - IN STOCK READY TO SHIP
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E.A Mattes Lambskin SLIM LINE Girth with Mattes Slimline Girth Cover.
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ABOUT MATTES GIRTHS
Many horses are very sensitive in the sternum area, resulting very often, in problems when saddling as well as when riding. The Mattes Countoured Saddle Girths is made of a system of internal straps working against a plastic centrepeice, which results in absoloutely equal pressure distribution. The textile structure allows good flexibility despite a relatively rigid contruction. Team that with the soft lamskin edging and the easy to use spring buckles, and you have one of the worlds premier girths.
Material of girth: Visible surfaces in black leather (available by custom order in Black, brown and champagne).
Inner Quilt, plastic insert has to be removed for washing and drying.
WHAT SHAPE IS RIGHT FOR MY HORSE?
For horses with good conformation.
The Elbow section is cut back to allow extra room for the elbow. Generally know as the "universal" girth.
For horses with more buldge below and a wide ribcage and/or with an awkward girth groove.
The deeper recess in the elbow area allows even more clearance for the elbow than the anatomic girth.
Specifically designed to fit horses with a narrow front and a bulginh ribcage starting directly behind the elbow. Often to be found in short backed horses (typical in Arab mares for instance) where other girths don't give enough room.
The crescent girth is cut in a way that it opens to the rear in the sides and below to accomodate the far forward reaching buldge. Most of theses horses do not have an appreciable or no girth groove at all.
This girth has a specific fit adapted to horses with an athletic, wedge shaped body.
In a way it solves the reversed problem that the crescent girth was designed for. The saddle has a tendency to slip backwards, also pulling the girth backwards, because all the lines of the horse’s body:
back, ribcage and sternum to belly taper towards the rear.
So, instead of opening to the rear this girth simply opens to the front, to a degree. Naturally, the internal construction is essential for the function of the girth. This design was developed because this specific problem was pointed out by several riders and horse owners on quite a few jumpers and specifically in eventing horses.
Length is always specified from buckle-end to buckle-end.