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???