Prolite Short Girth (Black)

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Description

The design of Prolite Girth is scientifically proven to dramatically increase the horse's freedom of movement. The high tech fabric covering used has properties that keep it cool, dry and breathable. It is also antibacterial and hypoallergenic.

The benefits of the Prolite Girth design for flatwork include:

  • Increases front leg extension
  • Greatly reduces pressure
  • Increases hock flexion

The benefits of the Prolite Girth design for jumping include:

  • Improves neatness over the fence
  • Greatly reduces pressure
  • Increases power on take off

Available in both standard fit and narrow gauge option for horses measuring less than 20cm between the front legs.

Fitting Guide

The Prolite Girth needs to be fitted correctly in order to ensure the maximum benefits. Follow these guidelines:

  1. Prolite Girths are measured in the standard way - buckle end to buckle end.
  2. They come in two sizes – narrow gauge and standard. Narrow gauge girths are designed specifically to fit horses (and ponies) with a narrower rib cage. If the flat area between the horse’s elbows measures less than 20cm, your horse needs the narrow gauge. Or, if a sweat scraper won’t fit between the front legs, the horse is a narrow gauge fit. Or, if the palm of your hand lays flat between the front legs, the horse is more likely to be a standard fit.
  3. Make sure you fit the girth with the curved section facing forward (towards the forelimbs). The front of the girth is clearly marked.
  4. The aim when fitting the Prolite Girth is to get the buckles away from the pressure-sensitive area behind the elbows – so fit the longest length possible. As a general rule, fit the girth’s top edge as close to the bottom edge of the saddlecloth as possible when fully tightened. Obviously, this depends on the size of the saddlecloth, so an alternative guide on a dressage saddle is to have just two billet holes remaining on both sides of the saddle.
  5. Always girth up evenly on both sides.
  6. DO NOT use the billet keeper. DO use the buckles
  7. Don’t pull the horse’s front leg forward after girthing up. We have found that stretching the horse’s front leg like this simply draws more skin forward into the sensitive area behind the elbow.
  8. It is not uncommon for there to be a gap a the front edge of the girth between the material and the horse’s sternum, particularly when the horse is standing still. This is part of the design and the front edge of the girth is not supposed to fit tightly against the horse’s skin. The Prolite girth has a ‘buffer zone’ which ‘floats’ and allows the muscles of the shoulder girdle to move under the girth, instead of being blocked by a hard edge of a normal girth. As the horse moves and the body posture changes, the space will reduce and may disappear altogether when the muscle bulk is under the girth. The gap at the front does not indicate that pressure has transferred to the back edge of the girth.
Care Instructions

The magic material Prolite use in the Prolite Girth is renowned for its ability to wick away sweat, keeping your horse dry and comfortable. Proper care is essential to ensure the best performance and, fortunately, it couldn't be more simple. Here's how to keep the magic alive.

A build-up of dried sweat on the girth will interfere with the Prolite's breathability. This may eventually cause the girth to lose its flexibility and become hard. Follow this quick and easy care routine:

  1. All that's needed to maintain the girth is a bucket of water, plus a cloth or soft brush. A mild detergent can be added to the water if the girth is very dirty.
  2. Simply dunk the girth in the water and use the cloth/brush to gently remove any stubborn grime or dirt.
  3. Remove as much water as possible with a towel, then allow the girth to dry completely before using again. There is no need to apply any further products.

Please note: Failure to care for your girth correctly, and allowing sweat to build up in the fabric, will cause the material to become hard and eventually crack.

Returns
You are welcome to return your item for refund within 30 days of purchase (excluding underwear and made to order products). The item should be in perfect condition and complete with the original packaging. Please note UK returns and exchanges can be made using our Parcelforce returns label at a cost of £4.95, or using your own alternative method.
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