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Tip of the Day: Doing up short girths from the saddle

Screen shot 2014-03-15 at 11.50.36This has probably already occurred to most people but just in case… if you don’t have someone there on the ground to tighten a short girth up for you, as you lean over to tighten it, deliberately weight your opposite stirrup as much as you can, so that it keeps the saddle as central as possible.

Tightening it while it’s pulled over to one side will just make it uncomfortable for the horse, and it might be difficult to wiggle it into the centre once you sit up.

 

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