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Help, girth is rubbing
« on: July 18, 2011, 01:48:15 PM »
Just finished a 10 mile ride, we are getting ready for Oaks Opening,(CTR ride)  My girth is rubbing my horses elbow, it has never been a problem before, this is his 3rd year doing Competitive Trail and this is the girth I have always used.  A new girth is in order what do any of you use?  I ride in a Bob Marshal treeless endurance saddle.

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Re: Help, girth is rubbing
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 03:15:21 PM »
It's been way too many years since I've ridden and never endurance, so I won't be any help with the girth issue.  However, I expect someone will be on here soon that may be able to help. 
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Re: Help, girth is rubbing
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2011, 06:57:24 PM »
Is your girth neoprene? That is what my husband and I use. We born are endurance riders. Although I have never done a 100, my husband does them all the time. I mostly do LDs and have competed in some 50s.

When a horse is starting to rub (getting pizzas) you can both apply vasolene to a neoprene girth in that area and loosen the cinch. We both ride with pretty loose cinches! Sometimes you can see daylight under them! But our horses are very fit and have big withers to hold the saddle in place!

Hope this helps.
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Re: Help, girth is rubbing
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2011, 01:27:46 AM »
 :s2: I ride but dont do Endurance...so no help here...  :s2:
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Re: Help, girth is rubbing
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2011, 11:06:41 AM »
I forgot to mention also that when we first start our horses in the Spring after being "off" all winter, their skin is tender in the girth area. It does take a few conditioning rides to really toughen up the skin. Eventually they do get pretty tough.

If your horses is sore of has pizzas it can make him go lame which is a DQ for endurance and serious points off for CTR! During a ride, if we notice a little soreness we apply Vaseline and loosen up the girth and that usually helps. Also, some saddle rigging causes girths to fall right behind the elbow which can also cause soreness. I also ride in a Bob Marshall treeless endurance saddle, but we have Sharon Saer, and other saddles as well. As endurance saddles, the rigging is set back a little. Yours should be as well but check it, they are not all this way. Hope this helps.  :smileywavey:
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Re: Help, girth is rubbing
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2011, 02:20:03 PM »
Thanks KGWFARMs,  I was hoping you would post to my problem.  I have not used vaseline and will give it a try, I do use a neoprene girth and ride with the girth somewhat lose, though not as lose as you do.  I road 12 miles yesterday with the saddle moved back alittle more and one of my other girths that has a neoprene sleeve, I got no new rubs and the old ones are healing.  Thanks for the help.

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Re: Help, girth is rubbing
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2011, 02:26:46 PM »
 :clap: :clap:

That is GREAT!!!!! You should notice the are toughen up as you continue to condition as well!

Where do you go to compete in CTR?
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Re: Help, girth is rubbing
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012, 08:04:13 AM »
i Know im a bit late on this topic, but for any future searches.....I have found that mohair /stranded girths are absolutley fantastic! just be sure to get one with  flat buckles, usually just stay away from the cheaper girths. I had ridden in neoprene for a good while and switched over to mohair/strand girths. Big difference in the "wear and tear" on a horse and they grip quite nice when wet. plus they are machine washable and always stay soft and plyable. I do use a somewhat smaller cinch size due to the vein that travels along the horses side there.....dont ask me the name, lol. My 15h OH wears a 26" cinch. Keeps that swelling ring or poofyness away after uncinching by not putting pressure on that vein. Hope this helps!
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Re: Help, girth is rubbing
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2012, 01:39:56 PM »
Thanks for the information, where do you buy yours?