With all girths it is so important that the girth isn't over-tightened. The elastic in our girth is meant to help the horse breathe and relax so it's paramount to not over-tighten it. We have a great video on our Youtube page that illustrates how tight the girth should be. Conversely, the girth has to be tight enough so the saddle doesn't slip.
This is a very common question we get asked. Our recommendation is after 3 years of everyday use purchasing a new girth would be advised. Our Tapestry Girth isn't designed to last forever. The elastic is excellent quality but it is in contact with sweat, water and dirt.
It is imperative that you measure your current girth from end of buckle to end of buckle regardless of what the stamp reads in order to know what size to order.
All horse girths stretch over time, and although your older girth might be marked as a certain size, you don't know know what size it actually is until you measure it from end of buckle to end of buckle. Order the same size as your current girth. If you are between sizes go up to the next size.
The Tapestry Comfort Girth is designed to provide increased comfort for your equine partner with elastic placed where their lungs expand. Please make sure you are ordering the correct size for maximum effectiveness.
What size should I get?
What size Dressage/Monoflap should I get?
Like any other piece of horse equipment if you look after it correctly it can last a long time. Horse equipment is designed to stand up to equestrian life, but cleaning your tack will make your investment last longer.
We suggest cleaning the leather on your girth with saddle soap and oil as needed. The elastic can be cleaned with a wet or dry dandy brush and a non-chemical shampoo/soap and air dry.
Just wipe the neoprene gently with a damp cloth. Although it is solidly adhered to the leather it won't take rough treatment and is not covered under any warranty.