I’m actually really excited about this review, because I think this is one of the best products that Lund Saddlery makes. I’m picky about girths (ok maybe Henry is the picky one) and it seems like it’s more and more difficult to find nice ones without spending exorbitant amounts of money. But if you want something budget-friendly that is still beautiful enough for even the fanciest show, these are worth taking a good look at.
Lund has a few different girth styles that will be hitting the market soon: a regular contour girth, an anatomic girth, and a belly guard girth. I chose the anatomic for Henry, because he’s a princess and will definitely let me know if he feels like a girth is restricting his movement in any way.
No one ever believes me when I tell them this, but Henry wears every inch of a 54, and the Lund measured spot on. The sizing is definitely true. Right out of the box the leather looked beautiful, the stitching was perfect, and the padding was nice as soft. I love the attention to detail with the pretty navy elastic on each end, fancy stitching details, dee ring at the center and on each side to clip attachments to, and roller buckles. It ticks all the boxes for the things I want a need a girth to be, and the execution is second to none.
I’ve been using it since December, and it has held up really beautifully. A quick wipe with a towel and everything looks brand new again. The stitching is still the same bright white that it was to start with, which is kind of a feat in and of itself considering that I don’t exactly baby my tack.
The shape of the anatomic style sits really well on Henry. He seems content in it and I’ve never had any issues with slippage. I like that the shape allows him plenty of room at the elbows, something that he seems pretty sensitive about, and the slightly wider style seems to distribute the pressure over a wider area.
The first run of the girths are COMING SOON to the Lund website, and I think they’ll do really well once they hit the market. As with all of their products that I’ve tried so far, the quality is there and the pricepoint is always more than reasonable. If you’re in the market for a new girth, I would definitely consider adding these to your list!
Now I just need them to come out with a monoflap version. Hint, hint. Wink, wink.