Posted: 7th October 2021 | Back to news feed

For freedom of movement and ultimate saddle stability.

The Scharf Freedom Dressage Girth from The Centre Line has an entirely unique design. It works with the horse’s various muscle groups, providing independent support for each area. Importantly, this allows freedom for the ribcage to move, to expand and contract as the horse breathes relieving pressure.

Unlike conventional girths which are merely designed to hold the saddle in place, without much consideration to which muscles they touch, the Scharf Freedom Dressage Girth rests on the horse’s intercostal muscles (the muscles between the ribs which aid breathing). It allows them to move freely encouraging them to let go over the back, work into the contact and bend with ease. It also ensures the saddle position is completely independent of breast muscle movement. Ultimately, the sternum remains free at all times. This revolutionary design makes it the first girth on the market to enhance muscle function, improving the freedom of muscle groups and therefore enhancing the horses movement and overall way of going.


As used and trusted by Paralympic Dressage Rider Natasha Baker MBE, she said “As riders we put all our faith in a girth to hold the saddle in place, but I also like to make sure that the comfort and performance of my horse is a priority. The Scharf Girth goes the extra mile, holding the saddle perfectly in place whilst also allowing Lottie to have more freedom throughout her body, encouraging her to work to her full potential.”

The clever design of the Scharf Freedom Dressage Girth which is in individual sections allows air to circulate, reducing sweating during work.  In turn, this will minimise the risk of any sweat rubs or sores that may cause discomfort to the horse. It’s design makes it extremely flexible making it easy to fold together, transport and store. Made in Europe from indestructible materials along with premium quality leather, it has been created to stand the test of time. 

The girth buckles are designed to work with the saddle position rather than against it and the leather surround is soft and padded, made for comfort. 

Invest in this revolutionary girth which was crafted with the well-being and comfort of the horse in mind. The highest quality materials have been used and it will last you for years to come.

Scharf Freedom Dressage Girth from Centre Line £295.00

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Available in Black, Chocolate and Honey

Sizes: 40cm, 45cm, 50cm. 55cm. 60cm, 65cm, 70cm, 75cm, 80cm


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