FAQ

FAQ

HOW TO MEASURE AND FIT THE SHOULDER RELIEF GIRTH/CINCH?

All of our girths & cinches measure true to size buckle-end to buckle-end.

For dressage, we suggest a gap of 4 - 6 inches from the bottom of the flap to the end of the girth.  That gap can be larger on monoflap jump saddles.

The spacing suggestion does not apply to any saddle that uses a long (AP/Jump) girth.

For the Shoulder Relief Cinch on Western saddles we suggest a gap of approximately 8 inches from the end of the cinch to the rigging.

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WHAT SIZES ARE AVAILABLE?

WESTERN:

  • 24 - 36 inches in even sizes.

DRESSAGE

  • 18 - 34 inches in even sizes.

AP/JUMP

  • 40 - 58 inches in even sizes.

AUSSIE/TRAIL

  • 28 - 38 inches in even sizes.
HOW DOES THE MONEY BACK GUARANTEE WORK?

Buy with confidence!  You are welcome to actually use our products before returning or exchanging them.

We offer a 100% refund of the purchase price of your item (shipping not included), if it is returned within 30 days from date of receipt. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.

WHY NOT JUST SET THE SADDLE FARTHER BACK WHEN TACKING UP?

After a few minutes of riding, a saddle will shift forward to the position the girth is pulling it. The Shoulder Relief Girth/Cinch actually changes the billet line and angle to keep the saddle from being pulled forward.

DO THE BUCKLES HAVE ELASTIC?

All English versions have elastic wrapped buckles and all Western versions have webbing wrapped buckles.

WHAT IF I NEED A SHEEPSKIN COVER?

Yes. We offer a custom contoured 100% wool fleece cover for the English Shoulder Relief Girth.

The Shoulder Relief Cinch and the StretchTec Shoulder Relief Girth also have a 100% wool fleece liner option.

Everything can be found on the SHOP page.

WHAT BREEDS DOES IT WORK FOR?

All breeds! Every horse can benefit from the Shoulder Relief Girth/Cinch.

WHAT IF I HAVE A SHORT BACK HORSE?

Then you really need the Shoulder Relief Girth, as the saddle is often more cramped up over the shoulder! However, if you have any question about saddle position on the lumbar, feel free to contact us about your specific horse at care@totalsaddlefit.com.

IS IT JUST ANOTHER CONTOURED GIRTH?

While the Shoulder Relief Girth has influences of an anatomic/contoured girth, as it is anatomically correct for a horse and is contoured for elbow clearance, it is much more. It's design differs from other girths to keep the billet line and saddle behind a horse's shoulders in a very substantial way. To see how the design differs, go to any of the girth information pages (links are at the top of this page in the header).

HOW MUCH DOES SHIPPING COST?

Continental USA: $9.95  

Canada, Alaska, Hawaii: $19.95  

All other Countries: $39.95

HOW DO I WASH MY SIX POINT SADDLE PAD?

They are best cared for by hand washing in warm water with a light detergent.  Do not put in the dryer! 

HOW DO EXCHANGES WORK?

Exchanges must be post marked back to us within 30 days from receipt of the initial order. The first exchange of all orders will not be charged any extra shipping to send out the new exchanged item (for continental USA only), though customers are responsible for the shipping back to us.  

Any orders outside of the USA will pay return shipping for the exchanged item, at the same rate paid in the initial order.

For all orders, subsequent exchanges (after the first exchange) will be charged our current flat rate shipping based on a customers location.

 

HOW DO RETURNS WORK?

Returns must be postmarked within 30 days of receipt of the initial order.  If an exchange has taken place, the newly exchanged item can be returned as long as 45 days from receipt of the initial order.  All of these returns will be credited at 100% of the product price (not including shipping).

No returns are accepted after 30 days and 45 days for initial orders and exchanged orders, respectively.

"I just received my girth in the mail. I was so pleasantly surprised by the high quality. I did not expect it to be made so well and be so soft."

-Nongae - Delray Beach, FL

"I have been using my new dressage girth for two weeks and I love it!!! Thank you! I tell everyone I meet how much it's helped my horse!! I'm a believer!!"

-Kimberley - Candia, NH

 

"Our horses love them and we love how much freedom they give their shoulders. Everyone is commenting on how beautiful and well-made they are as well. You guys are making an amazing product!"

-Hillary - Bellingham, WA

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