Girth Fit and Girth Strap Positions – Jumping Saddle.

The fit of the girth and the positioning of the girth straps influence the fit of the saddle. Incorrect positioning can pull the saddle forward or backwards.

The girth straps should be individually positioned so that the girth forms a straight line from the fixation point to the girth depth.

Girths that are tightened too much can also cause soreness and bruising in the sensitive elbow, and sternum area, which is often shown by negative reactions when girthing or by unwillingness to move forward during work.
We use 4 straps to provide flexibility with girthing positions particularly if the saddle is to be used on different horses.
Same saddle as above but girth position incorrect.

No vertical line from the girth straps to the girth depth.

Risk of saddle being pulled forward, changing the balance of the saddle.
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