- TWS is the longest standing retailer of Mattes western products in the UK.
- TWS is able to offer you fitting advice with your cinch purchase at no extra cost. These are expensive cinches, and we want to make sure you buy the correctly shaped cinch for your horses conformation.
- We are very knowledgeable about which cinch is required. Due to fitting them regularly during saddlefittings for years, with great results, we have a wealth of practical experience in their usage.
- Video: How to measure for a new cinch
This cinch has a specific fit adapted to horses with an athletic, wedge shaped body. In a way it addresses the reverse problem that the crescent shaped girth solves. This is a good cinch to choose if the saddle has a tendency to slip backwards, also pulling the girth backwards, due to the lines of the horses body: back, ribcage and sternum to belly, taper towards the rear. So instead of opening to the rear, this girth simply opens to the front, to a degree. The internal construction is essential for the function of the girth. We developed this design because specific problems were pointed out to us by several riders and horse owners on quite a few jumpers and specifically in eventing horses.
This is a fantastic item for horse comfort as it spreads the weight over the sternum better than most other cinches and is cut back behind the elbow allowing the horse more space for movement than a traditional straight cinch.
This cinch comes with the removable cover. If you would like the slimline version click here. This cinch comes complete with cinch and cover. The cinches and covers are also available separately – please contact to order.
This cinch is also a good choice for treeless saddles as you can do this up a little tighter without damaging the muscles over the sternum.
Western cinch girth – Athletico – Removable Cover – Complete made with 100% genuine sheepskin and stainless steel cinch buckles. The interior of the cinch girth incorporates Poly-flex® for optimum pressure distribution and a soft edge to protect against chafing whilst allowing freedom of movement in the elbow area. The buckle flap edges are tapered to prevent any pressure ridges. A ‘D’ ring is incorporated for use with a martingale or draw reins.
The standard centre piece measures approximately 13.5cm from front to back.
To ensure that the centre of the cinch girth does not twist or curl between the horses elbows, a shaped insert is located in the central pocket. Before washing, the shaped insert should be removed from the pocket and be re-inserted before use.
This cinch girth is cut back in the elbow part, without compromising the pressure distribution on the breastbone. This cinch girth allows for maximum movement of the horse in the elbow region.
If you have a pale coloured horse, please be advised to choose the lighter colour sheepskins, as on occasion the dye has run when wet. Please see the colour charts in the gallery photos, or click the links below.
Fading of the wools‘ surface is also possible. This is due to the composition of the horses’ sweat, which can be different from horse to horse. Velvet wears better than the cotton quilt.
If the size you need is not here, please contact TWS, as Mattes can make any size required.
Washing & care instructions for Mattes items are here.
Please see configurator here.
Please note that custom orders usually take from 4 weeks to arrive, sometimes longer.
The entire Mattes range can be ordered through TWS.