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  WOWTM Saddles - Fore Girth -   

 

Normally, cases where the girth groove falls forward of the saddle (normally on horses with no wither and croup high!) prove to be a saddle fitters nightmare! To alleviate this problem we have developed an extra component that fits between the panel and the flap that holds the front strap actually forward of the saddle! This we call our Fore Girth Option which can be removed at a later date by just unbolting it! Unlike a traditional fore girth there is nothing over the wither apart from the saddle. 


The biggest problem with this type of horse is that it general works on its forehand. Because the saddle never keeps in place the chances of the horse developing a wither and using itsí shoulders correctly are poor. By keeping the saddle back and in position the horse is more able to work correctly and come up in the shoulder and the wither. Hopefully this will mean that the fore girth option can be removed when this is achieved.

  1. The Fore Girth Option keeps the forward strap (dotted line) in line with the girth groove.

  2. Has no Fore Girth, simply the front strap in the standard point strap option. You can see the difference in the way the strap lays (dotted line) and how it has pulled the saddle forward.


  1. Pictures show the Fore Girth Option in place. The front strap is taken out of the flap and inserted through the front keeper on the Fore Girth Option. 

  2. Shows the back strap also removed from the flap and placed in the back keeper of the Fore Girth Option. This option provides greater bracing for the more difficult fit. 

  3. Shows the back strap in the middle keeper, this is a last resort for very forward grooved and extremely difficult to fit horses.

 

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