I think we’ve all had times when we’ve reached down to check our girth and found there was a bit of air between it and our horse’s belly. Certainly when I foxhunt I’m extra careful to make sure that my saddle (and I) will stay with my horse and I think if I were going to jump a fence of this size I’d be double checking that girth too! When I was first learning to ride I can remember riding with a trainer who had us ride without a girth (it’s such an appalling concept to put a kid on a horse without a girth that I only know it’s true because my mother remembers it). His feeling was it taught you to stay balanced in the saddle. Do any of you have any girth(less) disasters?