Can you use a regular small girth with a long billet dressage saddle?

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  1. Carly050498

    Carly050498 Registered

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    I have recently gotten a 2009 County dressage saddle. I am still newer to dressage, the highest; BN. I have a small regular girth. Can I use this girth with my saddle? Or do I need to get a actual dressage girth? I want to bave the most inexpensive and practical way possible since we know that horseback riding is not
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    DocsLglyBlonde Senior Member

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    I used a short "long" girth in a pinch just to try on a dressage saddle with long billets before I owned a short girth, but short dressage and monoflap girths have buckles guards that prevent pinching. I would not use a girth without buckle guards with a saddle with long billets. Especially if your horse is able to do a plain straight girth, there are many very economical options to choose from.
     
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    secuono Senior Member

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    Honestly, as long as it's the right shortness, it should be fine. I don't see why it can't work...?
    I have a dressage string girth, I don't use guards with it, nor does my horse need them.
     
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    Jim_in_PA Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    "Size Matters". The name you call it doesn't. That is all.
     
  5. Carly050498

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    Ok thank you so much!
     

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