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post #11 of 30 Old 05-23-2012, 03:41 PM
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I can't find an exact website, but the above is an overveiw of the company. I'd heard good things about them, but never seen one. I have issues with girths wearing out too quickly and being cheaply made. I talked to an awesome lady at cariboo outback ( Cariboo Outback, Australian Saddles & Supplies ) that recomended one. I've bought most of my tack from these guys, they are awesome. She recomended the flint girths. they dont have them on their site yet, but they do carry them. They are more expensive, but I'm really impressed with the quality. Nicer than any other aussie girth I've seen.
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post #12 of 30 Old 05-23-2012, 09:32 PM
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I was thinking about getting a girth like this one, but I'm not sure. They seem like they would be comfortable, but I don't see many people using them. Has anybody used them before? Are they good? Otherwise, right now I have a Neoprene one with fluffy lining, but it seems to make my horse sweat buckets where the strap lays.
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post #13 of 30 Old 05-23-2012, 11:21 PM
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I have used those type girths plenty of times and they work fine.

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post #14 of 30 Old 05-31-2012, 05:28 PM
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i use them they are fine jsut watch that you don't break to many strands :p
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post #15 of 30 Old 05-31-2012, 11:12 PM
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Action Rider Tack

This is a great place to shop for all things endurance. The majority of their products are designed to allow a horse to perform at its best on the trail.
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post #16 of 30 Old 06-03-2012, 12:32 AM
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I use a real fleece girth that I can just throw in the wash about once a month. Wash it on cool and delicate with a woolite or leather soap meant for the washer. Then card it to fluff it up again and it'll look like it's brand new - you can use a real wool card, or you can just use one of those wirey dog brushes or something similar.
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post #17 of 30 Old 06-05-2012, 05:37 PM
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I have a Toklat Woolback girth and I LOVE it, or I should say my horse LOVES it. She's really picky picky about her girth, too, and all the others she would 'bend down' in the river crossings to get them wet because she was too hot, I suppose, and this is the only one that she doesn't do the scary bend with (it feels like shes going to lay down in the river!). So I give it a double thumbs up. But it is an English girth and not a cinch. The above picture of the mohair one is a cinch, so I don't know if Toklat makes a cinch. I know some people that use mohair dressage girths for endurance. They are supposed to be very 'sticky' and stay in place well, but I have not tried one.
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I have a Toklat Woolback girth and I LOVE it, or I should say my horse LOVES it. She's really picky picky about her girth, too, and all the others she would 'bend down' in the river crossings to get them wet because she was too hot, I suppose, and this is the only one that she doesn't do the scary bend with (it feels like shes going to lay down in the river!). So I give it a double thumbs up. But it is an English girth and not a cinch. The above picture of the mohair one is a cinch, so I don't know if Toklat makes a cinch. I know some people that use mohair dressage girths for endurance. They are supposed to be very 'sticky' and stay in place well, but I have not tried one.
That is what I use as well - you can get them including western cinch version at longridersgear.com and even customize your colors - I'm getting a royal blue one to match my colors! This is the second one I've purchased :) make sure to get stainless steel hardware
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post #19 of 30 Old 06-05-2012, 05:46 PM
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I use a neoprene girth on my Arabian, and a merino wool one on my TB.

Both girths are Professionals Choice, and have elastic on both ends. I love the double elastic, because you can girth the horse up much more evenly than just having elastic on one side.

Another good feature is that the wool and neoprene are velcroed to the girth, so can be removed for cleaning.

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post #20 of 30 Old 06-05-2012, 06:13 PM
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I use a redneck rigged Professional's Choice dressage girth. It has elastic on both ends, which I LOVE. It use to have neoprene velcroed to it, but I pulled off the velcro part, cut away the stick-y out-y parts on either end, and put a sheep skin cover on it. <3 Best girth ever. Soft, breathable; I never get girth edema. My saddle never slips, even though I ride with my girth super loose.
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