Girths for horses are a popular piece of tack used by a great number of riders, it is apparatus used to keep the saddle in place whist the rider is riding. The horse girth is attached to either side of the saddle and passes underneath the body, or barrel, of the horse. A girth allows the horse to remain on as normal, whilst the saddle (and the rider) remain perfectly secure.
There are many different types of girths for horses available, each with their own features. You can explore our range of girths on this page and see which one is best for you. If you are undecided or need additional support or information, you can contact our team who'd be happy to offer their opinions and thoughts.
Girths are made from high quality materials and should be well maintained as scurf and dirt can easily build up in the fibres used to make horse girths. Ensuring you regularly clean your girth will help to prevent the development of girth galls and sores. A common misconception that riders have about horse girths is that they actually have a negative effect on a horse's breathing; this is not true! A good, high quality girth, like the ones we offer, will have no effect on your horse's breathing.
In the majority of cases a girth is more than plenty to keep a saddle in place, however in some disciplines there jumping or faster riding is involved you may want to consider a horse breastplate
as well as a girth.