“Anyone that knows Katie has known what an opinionated mare she has been from day one. Having owned her from a three year old. We brought her unbroken. All the initial stages went well long reining, lunging, saddle bridle all no problem. However a rider on her back was a different matter. Whether she had been started badly we don’t know. She was always very sensitive she would plant and buck if she had a slight crease in her saddle cloth, her girth always had to be very loose and saddles she was very sensitive too.
. Girths have always been a real issue though she has a very forward girth groove. Doesn’t like them tight around her at all and feels restricted by them. Katie had shown a real flair for showing and on her day when everything was right was unstoppable. However, on a bad day she would give in the ring round her back and refuse to move at all.
Sam designed a girth to help horses with a forward girth groove, that gave room for their rib cage so they can breath and with comfortable butter soft leather.
The difference was incredible. No more swishing the tail, sitting behind the riders leg. No more curling her head and chewing the bit. Instead she was soft, light, up and looking through her bridle, soft and swinging through her back. The girth held the saddle securely in place but allowed Katie to relax and swing her shoulder and not feel restricted as she had done in the past. With the leather so soft and shaped nicely back from her elbows and no pinching I can honestly say the difference by a leather strap holding on a saddle on was quite incredible.
She had an amazing season. Getting through to every evening performance at Equifest and winning Supreme Horse at Equine Grassroots Championship and Reserve Supreme of show even showing a gallop which she has always been reluctant to do.
” – Sharon
Sam Jamieson Bespoke Girths sjequine 2018-12-01T16:58:37+00:00