|looking so fly|
I already reviewed the Total Saddle Fit Girth. If the price on that one made you gasp or the contouring didn't get you excited, well, this may not be the post for you...
Here we go.
|Fairfax Performance Girth|
It was actually JenJ who brought these to my attention. This is the first time that I'm aware of that the market has seen a girth backed by interesting scientific research. In fact, the British Olympic team was so in love with this girth that the company actually waited to publicly release/market the product until after the London Olympics because the riders thought it would be such an advantage.
Or so the rumor goes. It obviously didn't hurt them.
At any rate. The girth was tested with the Pliance testing method and claim to improve horse relaxation and comfort.
Curious? You can test it out for yourself for a mere $330 + shipping from England.
|Stubben Equi Soft|
Here's another fascinating entry. Stubben created this girth to allow the horse more comfort and a lower respiration rate, which translates to more relaxation and better scores in dressage.
Or that's the theory.
I have to admit, the design kind of fascinates me. I like the segmentation to allow it to wrap around the horse almost more like a bra than a belt.
Buuuuuut at $429+shipping (Dover), I'm unlikely to give it a go.
|Wow H Soft Girth|
It sounds trippy and it is.
The idea behind the Wow H is that it distributes pressure along the horse's sternum instead of focusing it in one place. This contributes to greater equine comfort and great increases saddle stability.
In fact, you may have noticed one of these in the dressage at Rolex on Francis Whittington's horse, Easy Target. I'd post a picture because it really is fascinating, but I just cannot go stealing pictures from the Chronicle like that. Follow the link to read the quote and see the picture down below the dressage results.
The Wow H is surprisingly the most reasonable girth of the group, ringing in at a mere $280 + shipping from England. It also offers the most customizable options in terms of color and fit, it that matters to you.
|wants $400 girth. still can't turn right.|
At the end of the day, we all want our horses performing well, and if a double strap spider looking girth is the key to the perfect free walk, well, who am I to say no?