The Shoulder Relief Girth™ actually changes the position and angle of the billets to prevent the saddle from interfering with the shoulder. The center of the girth is set forward to sit in the horse’s natural girth groove. While the sides of the girth are cut back to meet the billets 2 inches behind where the horse’s natural girth groove lies. This brings the billets from angling forward, to becoming perpendicular to the ground (in the case of a forward girth groove horse), which reduces the saddle’s tendency to be pulled forward into the shoulders. With horses that have shoulder interference without angled billets, it simply moves the billets back to keep the saddle farther away from the shoulders.
The secondary benefit to this shape, is that it is cutback at the elbows. This gives more room for elbow movement as well, and prevents galls in the elbow area.
The girth that started the shoulder freedom movement is available for jump and all-purpose saddles as well! It is built with absolutely top notch leather, along with flawless craftsmanship and includes the following features:
Padded calf skin inside, with durable English hide exterior for long life.
Triple elastic on both ends, for horse comfort.
Stainless steel buckles and hardware.
Decorative stitch pattern on each end.
***GIRTHS ARE MEASURED BUCKLE-END TO BUCKLE-END***