So I've been using a "proforma girth" which apparently has a waffle-weave airlfow material on the mare I'm leasing and I've just noticed she now has a bald spot in her girth area (both sides) just behind her elbow, and one of them is a little scabby.
I've been using Corona ointment/MTG until they heal..
What can I do to prevent this? My saddle does fit her, so it isn't that.
I've thought about the sheepskin covers BUT she sweats like a beast, and I think that is what is irritating it.. Would a quilted cotton cover benefit? Maybe some baby powder rubbed on before? And of course, stretching out her legs after girthing to remove any wrinkled skin..
I've used fleece-covered girths also on her, but she just sweats so much, once the fleece girth gets soaked I think it just irritates her more..