When I first got Vega, I had a leather girth with elastic one end. She started to get girthy, so I got her a fleece lined girth. Today was the first day I used it, and she was wonderful about it. It also has elastic on both ends and it apparently acts as an equalizer. Some can cost as little as $29.95 for synthetic fleece, or as much as over $100 for real fleece.
Well thanks I will keep that in mind I am supposed to be going to the tack shop sometime this next up coming week with my friend and I am hoping to possibly buy a girth and maybe some knee stuff for my June June.
Agreed! Fleece girths are my favorite. All of our school horses have Kincade fleece girths which have lasted for quite some time. They have elastic on both sides, which is wonderful because you can tighten the girth from either side. And I don't know if it's just in my mind but it seems like it would be more comfortable for the horse so it makes me happy. :) plus, you can get a good fleece girth for less then some of the cheap leather ones and if you aren't showing it doesn't really matter.