Passier Elastic Dressage Girth
I initially bought this girth because it was literally the smallest girth I could find. I ride a drafty pony sized mustang in a dressage styled trail saddle, and finding gear can be a hassle. However, I couldn't be more pleased with this girth! First of all, Passier quality, all the way, very nice product. I couldn't tell in any pictures, but the second set of billet keepers are adjustable, for a nice clean look. My previous girth, a Wintec Elastic, allowed a bit of saddle slip on the ups and downs of my trails. This Passier has eliminated the saddle slip issue all together, even on the steepest climbs, and yet it doesn't seem to be cinched near as tight. My pony fussed when saddling up with the previous girth, but he just kind of leans into this girth and lets me do it without a fuss. I do not regret a minute of paying the price for this girth, and I would do it again the next time I need a girth! I did go a size smaller than I would have in another style, based on reviews I read, and it was definitely the way to go.
December 2, 2012
A great girth
I just bought a new one - I have another one in a different size for a couple of years. This girth is very durable. Best of all I have no problems with rubs or sores with this girth - even on my very thin-skinned horse. It does stretch, so erring towards ordering a little smaller is probably best.
October 1, 2012
because the girth is not contoured, my horse's elbows rubbed the elastic.
i also would be concerned about pinching because there are 3 layers of elastic.
and lastly, i was surprised that the leather was unfinished. i would have thought that it should have been finished with smooth leather as on the front (away) side .
August 24, 2012
Love this girth
I have used this girth for years. It is durable and extremely comfortable for all 3 of my horses. It doesn't pinch or chafe. I have 3 leather girths in my tack room and always use the full elastic passier.
August 17, 2012
Didn't solve saddle slipping problem
I purchased this girth in hopes it would keep my saddle from sliding up on the neck of my horse. Unfortunately it didn't help. It is a nice girth though, I use it on another horse. It's super stretchy, if I buy again I would order the next size down.
January 6, 2012
Best Girth EVER
I purchased this girth for my extremely sensitive WB gelding. He was unhappy in shaped leather girths (no matter how well-padded), and did like any synthetic or wool options.
The FIRST RIDE in this girth, I noticed a difference in the relaxation of his back and his willingness to engage his abdominal muscles.
Also, he no longer holds his breath when girthing up.
This will be the ONLY girth I will use from here on out, on EVERY horse. It is snug (does not slip), yet fully flexible, with no pressure points. It just makes sense :) .
November 10, 2011