Barefoot "Save-My-Spine" Surcingles
Lunge your horse without pressure to the withers!
Most surcingles apply a nutcracker-like pressure onto the
horse's withers, either to the sides or on top of the spinous processes.
Barefoot Saddlery of Germany has solved this problem: underneath the
Barefoot Surcingle the withers remains unrestricted and there is no pressure - neither onto
the withers nor along the sides. The supports on both sides are padded
softly and extra wide, so that muscles can develop without being
If additional padding is needed under the surcingle, consider the Barefoot Surcingle Pad - also available on this website (see last image with pad attached).
Five sturdy rings are applied on both sides, so all auxiliary
reins, such as side-reins, can be attached, but also long-reins or
double lunging reins can be used in various positions.
The Barefoot Surcingle DOES NOT INCLUDE the girth - Use with any dressage length girth that fits your horse or pony.
The Barefoot Surcingle is made from genuine, sturdy
leather, with a soft and adjusting underlay made from foam which is
covered by suede leather. The surcingle comes standard with a medium
inlay which fits most horse's backs. Additional inserts can be purchased
ranging from narrow to extra wide -
more information on the Barefoot Pommels are available on this website. Use with a standard dressage girth.
The Horse size has the standard/medium pommel insert, and 5 D rings on each side.
Length from Withers to first hole for girthing: 65 cm, 25 1/2 inches
Length from Withers to last hole for girthing: 85 cm, 33 1/2 inches
The Pony size has the standard/medium pommel insert, and 3 D rings on each side.
Length from wither to the first hole for girthing: 55 cm, 21.5"
Length from withers to last hole for girthing: 69 cm, 27"