DP Saddlery Dressage Girths are shaped to allow room for the horse's elbow, providing freedom of movement. The wide center part in the middle provides stability. It is nicely padded for comfort, and made with quality, soft leather and stainless steel hardware. DP Saddles and other endurance and dressage saddles have long billets that come down to the girth in a V- shape. This girth is designed to fit those angles perfectly.