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Slimline leather Crescent girth with removable sheepskin cover.


SLIM-LINE The new MATTES girth generation.
We have extended our girth range by the new SLIM-LINE. The functional principle has not changed actually improved. Advantages of the SLIM-LINE girths: 
• Detachable lambskin cover 
• Flatter and slimmer, therefore more elegant plus added elbow space 
• Simple removal of the plastic insert and quick installation after washing 
• Visible surfaces in leather, available in black, brown and champagne coloured leather.

Specifically for strongly barrel shaped horses, we have developed our Crescent-Girth, which is extremely cut back in the elbow area to allow free elbow movement without any hindrance. This girth is devised, so that the rear part is wider than the front part, to ascertain that the greater bulk in the rear can be accommodated, this way the girth loses its tendency to slip forward. Length is always specified from buckle end to buckle-end. 

These hugely popular girths are available in either Quilt or Slim-Line material with a detachable Lambskin cover for ease of washing. Perfect for sensitive horses.

Many horses are very sensitive in the sternum area, resulting very often, in problems when saddling as well while riding. We have realised, during our long term studies, that many girths are not really functional, in some cases even with adverse effect! Many girths look correctly designed but are in effect outright wrong. Others are obviously faulty in design. One of the basic problems we found, was, that the pressure distribution on the sternum was ineffective. The pressure is actually only concentrated along the centre line on the sternum, sometimes only about 2 - 3 cm wide.

The MATTES®- girths are made of a system of internal straps working against a plastic centre piece, resulting in absolutely equal pressure distribution on the sternum. The textile structure allows good flexibility despite a relatively rigid construction. There is also the chafing problem in the elbow area, with barrel shaped horses, where the girth has a tendency to slip forward. Generally a contoured girth with a narrow waist in the elbow area is ideal in this case. Additional SOFT-EDGE with LAMBSKIN result in an ideal product.

Girths with detachable lambskin-cover:
• Consisting of the base girth, padded with POLY-FLEX® and spreader insert for optimal pressure distribution. 
• With separate sheepskin cover with trim around edges to avoid edge pressure and chafing. 
• Stainless spring loaded steel buckles and D-rings for draw reins. Elastic buckle straps on both ends. 
• The Base girth cannot be used without lambskin cover! 
• Girths should also be washed in the washing machine and dried in the tumble dryer. For this purpose put the base-girth into the wash bag and wash in the washing machine together with the lambkin cover outside of the wash bag. Tumble dry thereafter. Tumble dry. The temperature shall not exceed 30° Celsius. The best washing result can be achieved by using our MELP washing agent. 
• It is imperative to follow the washing and care instruction exactly 
• Length is always specified from buckle-end to buckle-end.


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