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  • Best mohair english girth reviews

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    02-16-2013, 04:39 PM
  #11
Green Broke
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    02-16-2013, 06:14 PM
  #12
Green Broke
Alrighty, now another question..lol.

If I went with a converter, can I show in 4h/open/fun shows like that?
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    02-16-2013, 06:26 PM
  #13
Showing
I highly recommend this girth. They hold up to ANYTHING and are super easy to clean. They also hold their value pretty well. I would recommend a 50" and a girth extender for more horses.

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    02-16-2013, 06:44 PM
  #14
Showing
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Originally Posted by Iseul    
Alrighty, now another question..lol.

If I went with a converter, can I show in 4h/open/fun shows like that?
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I don't think I would go that route.. it looks like an itty bitty strap keeping the girth on... yikes.

It's better just to spend the money on a good english girth. Smart pack has one for $35, with amazing reviews. Dover has one just under $30.

http://www.smartpakequine.com/smartp...TopPick-_-6117

http://www.doversaddlery.com/equaliz...rth/p/X1-0273/
     
    02-16-2013, 08:13 PM
  #15
Yearling
I have this one. It's never made a horse sore and has held up really well.

http://www.doversaddlery.com/ovation...th/p/X1-02177/

Nothing wrong with the mohair corded girths either. Yep, they're old-school, but horses like them.

Ovation™ Mohair Girth | Dover Saddlery
     
    02-16-2013, 10:30 PM
  #16
Yearling
Link above doesn't work. Don't know why. Luckily I know tack sooo much better than computers.

Ovation™ Mohair Girth | Dover Saddlery
     
    02-17-2013, 01:20 AM
  #17
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Iseul    
I'm only interested in paint/QH and the stockier TBs since my main focus is games (I have the most experience in that and have trained for that before). So, the horses will be a fairly consistent type between 14-15.2 hands.

I'll measure either my current lease (that she won't sell to me :/ ) or Copper's appendix and average something around there for the girth then. Hopefully it works, if not I'll buy bigger/smaller if necessary.

I put the 54" leathers in my cart to save, so I'll go ahead with them then. (:

Thanks, sorted out today's problem..lol.
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Poor thing is going to start worrying about her weight when we start measuring
     
    02-18-2013, 02:42 PM
  #18
Foal
Redneck version of half chaps - wrap your lower leg with a polo, not ideal but will stop your legs from being rubbed raw by the leathers in a pinch (no pun intended).
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    02-18-2013, 03:37 PM
  #19
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Sherian    
redneck version of half chaps - wrap your lower leg with a polo, not ideal but will stop your legs from being rubbed raw by the leathers in a pinch (no pun intended).

Haha, I've used vet wrap for it before! Normally a pair of tall, tight fitting socks does the job for me. I only ride in jeans and cowboy boots because I don't show and got my english saddle for really cheap. I just use it to mess around in, ride on the beach and jump on occasion. I just can't justify spending $100+ on breeches, boots and half chaps for just messing around in.

I DO plan on buying them, but only if they're a really good deal. And I haven't found any yet.
     
    02-18-2013, 06:24 PM
  #20
Weanling
Ovation™ Mohair Girth | Dover Saddlery string girth might not be bad. 48"-50" is what my tack shop sells a lot of to people with QH and Paint, up to 52" or so for a large one.
Ovation Mohair String Girth English Saddle Fittings/Pads Reviews @ Horse Tack Review

Stirrup leathers: I think you should go 58" or even 60" considering your height and you'll be doing flatwork in an AP, not jumping in a close contact saddle. The $40 wrapped leathers from sstack.com didn't seem bad when I looked at them last year. National Bridle Shop used to sell their shop-made leathers for $20-$25 but they are typical hide leathers, not the calfskin covered kind.
     

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