To ride dressage is to dance with your horse, equal partners in the delicate and sometimes difficult work of creating harmony and beauty.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Behold what is below

When Dr. Steward was here, she and Rick discussed shaped girths and how they can help saddle fit. That triggered a memory of a girth I had seen reviewed somewhere online, but I couldn't remember where. Then I got an email from Total Saddle Fit and there it was – the Total Saddle Fit Shoulder Relief Girth. Serendipity! Since I got the saddle for such a good price, I decided to splurge on this girth to see if it might help Lance's comfort even more. It took a little while because I ordered the wrong size the first time, but the correct size arrived today.
I used it tonight, and Lance felt relaxed, happy, and forward ("forward" is relative with my energy-conserver – ha!). I'll use it on our horse-camping trip and give it a thorough trial; it has a 110% money-back guarantee if I'm not completely satisfied with it, so how can I go wrong?

4 comments:

Dragon said...

I have the Horze anatomical girth and I really love what it does for keeping the saddle back off my mare's shoulders. I would love to get the Total Saddle Fit dressage girth.

sylkan said...

Perhaps too long? Looks like the Logic girth I'm used to, which has the cut back area lower so as to fall behind the elbow, and the buckle ends should fall below the saddle pad, not on it, or the pad will skootch around under it.

Michelle said...

Dragon, I did some research before buying this brand; hope it satisfies!

I'm wondering about that, Sylvia. Lance was getting a little heavy and his 32" Wintec girth was fitting just right, so I ordered a 32". But now that the grass is drying up and he's working more, that size DOES look long....

Tarra Gakstatter said...

I have been eyeing this girth for ever! I plan on getting Mystic one soon :) Keep us updated on how you like it