Sensation Ride Girth
The Sensation Ride Self Centering Girth mates ideally with the Sensation Ride Treeless Saddles, and also works very well with any saddles which have the 4-billet girthing system. The buckles are attached to a self centering mechanism, which allows the rider to adjust the girth to the correct tightness without worrying whether the buckles are on the same hole from side to side billets. The limited stretch ensures your horse has some "breathing room" but prevents the elastic from stretching continually, ensuring that your girth maintains is size and shape for many years. Removable backings allow easy cleaning. Custom sizes are available. Sizes under 22" do not have elastic.
Sizing for Sensation Ride Saddles
Measure your horse's circumference just behind the withers and through the girth groove.
Subtract 46" from your measurement (40" for a Western Sport) to determine your girth size. If your flap is shortened 2", add 4" to your final girth measurement. Measuring the girth size consists of pulling the buckles to stretch out the elastic, then measuring from buckle to buckle. This measurement corresponds to the girth size. Do not measure the girth backing to obtain the girth size.
Liners are sold separately.
Please choose the lining (backing) for your girth - either Poly felt, Waffle neoprene or 100% wool fleece
The Felt Liner is a polyester blend, black.
The Wool Felt is straight wool, beige.
The Neoprene Liner is a waffle weave neoprene that is specially designed to not be reactive. It is safe for most skin types.
The Wool Liner is made of 100% real wool on a synthetic backing. Must be washed in cold water to avoid shrinking.
Sizes: 18" to 36" in 2 inch increments
The Center of the girth is very stiff. The wool back tended to get balled up in front of the stiff center, and may create galls. More miles will determine whether it does.
Product is very nice. I replaced a size 28 leather girth with a sensation size 30 (wool back) and it just barely fits. I should have got a size 32. I am happy that my girth finally is snug on both billets now!