There are many types of girths. At Agradi you will therefore also find an extensive range of girths. Neoprene girths are very popular. There are neoprene girths for dressage saddles and there are neoprene banana girths. Banana girths are anatomically shaped and have, as the name suggests, a kind of banana shape. This shape ensures a more stable location of the girth and prevents the saddle from sliding forward. Neoprene girths are easy to clean, they can be machine washed. In addition, neoprene girths dry quickly and are affordable. A small disadvantage of neoprene is that it is not breathable, causing the horse to sweat faster under a neoprene girth.
For horses with sensitive skin, fur girths are very suitable. A girth of lambskin ensures good ventilation and the wool is also very soft for the skin. In addition to fur girth, there are also lambswool girth covers. These girth sleeves are available in different sizes.
There are also leather girths. These girths are often somewhat more expensive than neoprene girths, but they last a long time and are comfortable for the horse. Leather is good to the horse and this makes it nice to wear. Leather is sensitive to sweat and therefore you need to maintain it properly with a leather care product. There are leather girths with and without elastic. A girth with elastic is easy to put on and the horse can expand the rib cage better. It is advisable to take a girth with elastic on both sides and not on one side. In the case of girth with elastic on one side, the saddle can pull out more quickly. If a horse needs a longer girth for a specific period, you can also opt for a single girth.
There are special girths with bellyflap for jumping saddles. This belly flap is usually made of reinforced leather and protects the belly of the horse against blows of the front hooves. Some horses pull their forelegs so high during jumping that they wound their own belly. A girth with belly flap prevents this.