Saddle girth

a band passing round the body of a horse to hold the saddle in its place.

See also: Saddle

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Horsfall, who owned Ottiwell's mill at Marsden, was an officer in the Huddersfield Volunteers who had fortified the building, mounted a cannon above its gate and declared he was quite prepared to "ride up to his saddle girth in Luddite blood" rather than give in to intimidation.
Petite Christine, 47, who sports 36 DD cups, got caught up in the saddle girth as she slipped from the horse's back after a day's outing near Abingdon, Oxfordshire.