In addition to the wide protective plate, the Kentucky Horsewear Sheepskin Stud Girth is anatomically shaped offering comfort and safety when jumping while limiting the risk of injuries caused by horseshoes or studs. Specially shaped to follow the horse’s natural movement, it relieves the shoulders and elbows. It features an EVA protective inner, elastics on both ends to equalize pressure as well as three D-rings to accommodate schooling equipment and a buckle to attach the breastplate to the girth. The elastics are strong and stay firm as they are three double made. The artificial sheepskin offers excellent cushioning against sensitive skin and like artificial leather, it is easy to maintain as it is specially made to sustain the washing machine at 30° (no dryer). Thanks to the Velcro on the other side of the sheepskin cover, it can be easily taken off and changed. This Sheepskin Stud Girth is made out of artificial leather that doesn’t take in any dirt, sweat or water and is therefore more durable. Moreover, it does not change color and does not get damaged easily.