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post #11 of 18 Old 03-01-2008, 11:40 PM
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I like it and I think it should work. It even matches!

That means you need a new breastcollar to match
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post #12 of 18 Old 03-02-2008, 12:27 PM
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What ever you do, make sure it has elastic on at least on side. If it doesn't DO NOT BUY IT. They are a pain in the you-know-what otherwise. :roll:
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post #13 of 18 Old 03-02-2008, 04:25 PM
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What ever you do, make sure it has elastic on at least on side. If it doesn't DO NOT BUY IT. They are a pain in the you-know-what otherwise. :roll:

Agreed 100%.

Definitely invest in an english girth instead of using your western cinch.


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post #14 of 18 Old 03-02-2008, 05:00 PM
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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.
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post #15 of 18 Old 03-02-2008, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #16 of 18 Old 03-02-2008, 10:08 PM
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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.
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post #17 of 18 Old 03-03-2008, 03:42 AM
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Roller buckles are also a good thing to look for. They'll help prolong the life of your billets and also make it a smidge easier to tighten the girth.

Triple elastic is also better than double elastic for the ends. It will hold up longer and won't get stretched out.

I also like to find girths with elastic on both sides. But it's often hard to find leather girths like this.
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post #18 of 18 Old 03-03-2008, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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so should I make sure its not some crap elastic but some strong elastic so it doesn't stretch out?
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