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    08-11-2012, 08:37 PM
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Weanling
Fleece girth and burs :(

I bought my first fleece girth and had it out on the trail today. It got filled with burrs. Gem is not a stoic horse at all and always lets me know when something is amiss. She loves the girth - no stink eye when cinching it up and it holds to her nicely. Anyway...she stopped dead in her tracks adn looked back at me which was her telling me something was wrong, but I didn't listen. So she took it a step further and bucked (not high or hard, but enough to say "hey, I TOLD you I wasn't happy the nice way and you ignored me") She has probably bucked 2 times ever with me. IO go toff and checked her over and the girth was covered in burrs. I removed them, got back on and she moved out all happy as can be trotting and cantering down the trail.

So...after all of that...how do you keep the burrs out of your fleece girth???
     
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    08-11-2012, 09:15 PM
  #2
Yearling
I don't use fleece. Maybe switching your girth would be an option.
     
    08-11-2012, 10:47 PM
  #3
Weanling
It fits her so well and she is very happy in this girth as compared to the last one I tried. I'd hate to give up on it after just a sinlge ride with burs. This trail is seldom used and very overgrown, so not all trails would cause the same problem. I am hoping there is something like bounce or whatever that I could rub on it or spray it with to decrease the sticking.
     
    08-11-2012, 10:59 PM
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Teen Forum Moderator
Really, you can't. Just have to pick them out...one by one. Or stay out of the bushes!
     
    08-13-2012, 02:27 PM
  #5
dee
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We used to use nothing but fleece "super cinches" back in the day. Never had a problem with burs, per se, but stick tights? Well, in Oklahoma they are a fact of life. We trimmed just a little of the fleece from the front of the girth, so that it didn't stick out so much. Didn't completely get rid of the problem, but it sure helped.

Right now I am using a neoprene girth on Dancer. Plan on going back to my favored fleece super cinch if I can ever find the one I want at the right price. You could pick one up for $10 - $15 dollars back when I first started using them, now they are $50 - $60 - talk about sticker shock!
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    08-14-2012, 12:12 AM
  #6
Started
I too have a fleece girth, and love it! Id say if it's just once in a while that you are using it, I'd just pick em out. Or go out and give the bushes a trim :p
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    08-14-2012, 06:31 PM
  #7
Weanling
I figured I would have to live with it, but wanted to see if anyone had a super slick home remedy they came up with. She loves the girth (it is an Ovation Dri-lex dressage girth), so it is a keeper.
     
    08-15-2012, 02:33 AM
  #8
Yearling
We use those micro fiber cloths to get burs out of the dogs fur. Not sure if it would work with fleece.
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    08-15-2012, 04:35 PM
  #9
Foal
Get/make a non-bur attracting girth cover! :)
     

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