I'm having some terrible issues with my thin skinned tennessee walker.
Wrong halter will rub if left on for too long, grazing muzzle rubs without 2 fleece liners, and the girth goes in/out of rubbing.
I have tried an airflex & an older textured neoprene (with felt lining) both have ended up rubbing
I have tried various amounts of tension from way to lose to a bit tighter than I would consider "ideal" just to see if that was where the issue was.
Most of our trails are sandy so I'm guessing that is one of the issues as I have noticed the problem is much more pronounced after the days of sandy trails, but even on the days we ride at other locations the sores still occur at times.
So I figured those of you that are riding longer distances, varying conditions, and thin skinned horses would have some ideas for me to try.
Do I go the route of a mohair string cinch? A merino wool cinch?
I have read about putting vasaline or show sheen under the girth (but keeping away from the saddle) to help everything stay more comfortable, does it work? Or just a band-aid for the wrong cinch?
I personally like the sound of the merino wool since I love a merino sock, and was told about one that one can buy replacement linings for so I could have a fresh/clean cover every day while we camp, then wash 3-4 liners at once or let one dry while riding in another but can't remember the brand, Professionals Choice has them with a removable lining but I have yet to find the replacement liners...