Innovation, safety and attention to details are the key words to describe this girth. This comfort girth is completely made of composite material (TPU) and eco leather, and equipped with the new Acavallo Gel Padding System. The special design of this gel panel eliminates the risk of pinching and relieves pressure on the sensitive internal organs of your horse, also allowing an increased blood circulation and supply of oxygen. The arrangement of the individual gel padding elements has been developed to facilitate breathing and reduce transpiration by means of a sophisticated airflow pattern, preventing excessive heat accumulation even under high-performance conditions. Neither the smallest detail was left to chance during the development and the testing stages of this product. This applies in particular to the new and patented Acavallo® safety fastening hook, designed to eliminate the need for additional snap hooks, e.g. on the martingale, or for strap and buckle elements on the belly plate of the girth which always imply high risks of entangling and falling of the horse when jumping. In addition to this safety concern which we had in mind when developing this special hook – i.e. creating a smooth martingale/girth connection excluding any unnecessary, potential points of engagement of the horse shoe or hoof – ease of use was another main objective implemented in the design of this sturdy and long-life hook. Martingale fastening and removal has never been so easy. You can insertand remove the martingale/breastplate strap with ease with just a simple movement without having to loosen the saddle. The little closing tab (see illustrations), which is almost invisible and placed at the tip of the hook ensures maximum safety by preventing the martingale strap from being released accidentally.