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Prestige Relax Performance Girth – A Big Problem Solved!

Prestige Comfort Girth

The new Relax Performance girth by Prestige is a small innovation that solves a big problem!

It is acknowledged that specific performance objectives and careful selection has produced a modern sport horse with sharp responses and unsurpassed athleticism.

Many of today’s top horses are highly sensitive and hold back when the girth is tightened enough to keep the saddle in place.  A safely adjusted girth can be enough to interfere with the freedom of movement and potentially rob these horses of peak performance.

Some of the more traditional girthing systems concentrate their pressure into the sensitive area behind the elbow, the comfort and confidence of many horses is affected and their freedom of movement diminished.  The Prestige research and development team have worked hard to find a solution.  They examined the way both dressage and jumping horses move and found a way to solve this significant problem.   Now horses are able to move freely and reach their full athletic potential.

Prestige Comfort Performace
Relax Performance girth by Prestige is
a small innovation that solves a big problem!

The Prestige Relax Performance A 52 girth is a completely new concept and consists of a round shaped panel and an expressly modified jumping or dressage girth.   The girth slides inside the panel to eliminate the lateral push/pull associated with a fixed girthing system.

The RP girth offers the following advantages:

  • Because the girth can slightly slide through the round shaped comfort panel, nearly all side-to-side movement and the interference this causes, is eliminated.
  • The pressure from the girth is now spread out over a broad surface, making it more comfortable for the horse.
  • Thanks to the padded round contour and three inner oval inserts, made from an extremely soft material, the panel generates an air cushion for a secure fit and greatly reduced pressure to the girthing area.
  • The round panel ensures optimum functionality of the girth - even when exposed to dirt, water, mud and sweat.

Eliminates almost all side movements in the girth area

Gives great freedom to the horse’s elbows, chest and rib cage.

The series of images below show the round shaped panel secure against the horse.  The yellow line taped to the centre of the girth, shows the sliding action of the Prestige Relax Performance A52 girth, as it follows the horse’s movement and allows freedom of the elbow, chest and rib cage. 

The Relax Performance girth with yellow tape attached
to identify the centre and show the degree of sliding movement.

Centre of girth in straight position

Note the sliding movement to left!

Note the sliding movement to right!

Adjusting to lateral bend.

Go to the YouTube clip to see the amazing Prestige RP (Relaxed Performance) girth in action.

Be sure to check out this exciting innovation at you’re nearest Saddleworld Store – Go to for information or to access the 2016 Saddleworld Product Guide.