I bought this to try as I have had great products from Kavalkade before.
This dressage girth is available from 20″ up to 34″, available black. Small d ring at the front to clip any training aids onto to. Plus a small removable strap if you haven’t got the clip attachment.
The memory foam aspect is great as it really moulds to the shape of your horse. Non slip but soft and flexible.
Elasticated at both ends and as a rule I personally don’t like this set up on a treeless saddle. I much prefer the central elastic if I am going to opt for it.
Well thought out keeper positioning. There is also a pocket to place the ends into.
I did try this girth partially over the winter. In order to do a full review I actually need a smaller size. But, what I did note was how well made the product is. On that basis I do want to source a smaller one.
It’s on, and it’s here to stay. Valiosa had a ride with the bareback pad. Mostly at the walk. It still got clammy. Yep, summer! I’m trying to save up on my elbow joints, helping them heal. So, some alternative work here and there, without lifting the saddle. Not sure we’re really all that productive, […]
I think these types of girth are a bit like marmite. You either love them and have no issues or you don’t like them, have issues.
I tried the Busse dressage synthetic string girth. If anyone has a Stubben one, and can tell if Busse is a cheaper version, please email or leave a comment.
My riding instructor doesn’t like them. My horse started out fine but changed her mind. I rode in the synthetic version for all of one month and found jumping it allowed the saddle to move where my other one doesn’t.
It didn’t keep my saddle as secure as my previous girth for hacking. I found it allowed it to move ever so slightly. On a wide type that’s not ideal.
As a product it was well made. Nice width, keepers. Easy to clean. Just not suitable for our needs.
I have spent the summer trying out our new seat. I had it shipped over from VA USA just before the summer.
I needed to move up a seat size and the difference is amazing. It’s on a Classic Freeform Base with a brown Freewest seat. The skirt I didn’t know if that would hinder or help, but I don’t notice it. In fact I have ditched the t bar and gone back to standard leathers. So maybe the skirt shape protects my thigh from the flat buckle.
The black and brown combo looks quite nice and since the brown was reduced I just got that.