For those who have heard of Westip girths, which are popular in Europe, Ghost has teamed with Westip to make
a custom elastic webbing with the Italian flag colors. The entire length is slightly elastic for comfortable grip to
the horse. Great help if saddles slip front-back or side-side on your horse. These girths are also very thin,
so if your horse is smaller or the saddle is likely to put the girth into the armpits of your horse, the Ghost
Westip is a great choice.
Girths are available in 5cm increments. 60cm is roughly 24".
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.
These slip on over girth straps if there is a bigger gap between the bottom of your pad and the girth (short flap saddles or larger horses). They can also be ordered with the top layer to match your saddle color. Backing options are neoprene, black wool, or white wool (or exclusive sheepskin, but that's really more for show than practical use!)
Sold as a pair.