Neoprene girth vs. regular

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    01-27-2009, 10:49 AM
Cool Neoprene girth vs. regular

Well here is the deal. I want to make the horse comfortable but also keep the saddle on top of the horse. I had used a foam neoprene like pad on a horse and after 1/2 day of riding the saddle kept slipping because the horse was sweating.

I use the traditional rope girth and have not had problems, but if I am planning on going on longer rides I want something that will be more suitable for the horse. I am afraid that if I spend the money on a neoprene or similar girth, that it will be all for nothing because I think it will cause the saddle to slip.

Any opinions?
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    01-27-2009, 11:04 AM
I don't think you're saddle slipping is a girth issue I believe its a pad issue. The neoprene pads can cause the saddle to slip alot when the horse sweats. I'd try a different pad.
    01-27-2009, 11:55 AM
Well, I have been using a different pad since the last time I used the foam pad. At the time the saddle slipped, I was using the foam pad and a regular girth.

Now I have a blanket that fits well and don't slip, but I was looking at the options of getting a neoprene or similar type girth. I am trying to find out what are others experiences with this type of girth for a western saddle.
    01-27-2009, 12:06 PM
I'm of the mind that it depends on the weather
If you live someplace that gets very hot then I would go with a felt or wool blend pad, something that will wick the moisture away. Same goes for the cinch
I hate neoprene and so does my horse. I ride with a natural mohair cinch, and a wool or cotton blend pad. I've never had problems with the saddle slipping unless I didn't get it tight enough
I know the neoprene is easier to keep clean and more antimicrobial but I don't mind cleaning my cinch and pad regularly.
    01-28-2009, 12:11 PM
I use a smart cinch neoprene cinch and this neoprene pad Pro-Craft Gravity Buster Western Saddle Pad - and I have never had any problems with either one of them (and my horse thinks about working and breaks a sweat so I really like this pad for the ventalation in the top), I would say try a different pad but if you have already done that my next question would be are you regularly checking your cinch to make sure it is tight and the horse hasn't let out a bloat? My horse is notorious for that! (grrr!) and if it isnt that either I would ask myself am I leaning in the saddle? If you are leaning one direction more then the other just a little it may off balance your saddle enough to make a difference.
    01-29-2009, 01:28 PM
I use neoprene girth on my english (ring and trail riding) and western (trail riding) and so far don't want to change on anything else.

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