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post #1 of 14 Old 11-13-2011, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Saddle sliding with Foam type Girth

Bought a saddle , pad, girth, and matching bridle and chest plate a few wks ago and I didnt really like the girth to begin with. It looks and feels like a foam type, sort of feels not too strong. The lady is a woman who sells alot of tack and she is a nice lady, not one who would try and get over on people but it seems as if that type of foam is making the saddle slide. When I go to get on, even with the saddle tight, it wants to slide downard. I didnt have a problem with the rope girth with the other saddle that I have.

Just wanted to know if anyone else experienced anything like this with that type of girth and are there any fixes for it? I don't want to buy another one, though if push comes to shove she would have to honor me somehow on the purchase of another one. A piece of the foam even broke off this morning. This was my 2nd time riding since buying it.
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post #2 of 14 Old 11-13-2011, 04:12 PM
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I've had saddle sliding problems because of my cinch before. It was fleece, it was also too big :S It's kind of hard to tell if it's the problem in your case just by the photo.

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that girth looks like it has seen better days.
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post #4 of 14 Old 11-13-2011, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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that girth looks like it has seen better days.
its new, worn 2 times. Maybe it looks dirty. I was skeptical of the foam padding under it and shouldnt have even bought the **** thing
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its new, worn 2 times. Maybe it looks dirty. I was skeptical of the foam padding under it and shouldnt have even bought the **** thing
Jeez, those must have been a hard two times if it took out chunks like that! Scared to think what kind of riding you do.
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Neoprene is slippery, especially when the horse sweats under it. A multistrand cinch is more grippy.
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post #7 of 14 Old 11-13-2011, 08:10 PM
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so it HASNT seen better days,,,, that's even worse,,,, yeh get a felt smart cinch I really like those for western rigging.
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Jeez, those must have been a hard two times if it took out chunks like that! Scared to think what kind of riding you do.
that's just one spot that broke off this morning when I went to put it on. I looked at the threads and it looks kind of supspect. I don't even know it it is neoprene. It almost feels like foam, soft foam that's cheap . She had it priced at 32 bucks but because I bought a lot of other stuff I paid 20 bucks for it
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Ouch, I think you got ripped off. I've had the same girth for 3 years, and it was a handmedown that someone else used another 3 or so years previously- and it doesn't have a tear like that in it. (Mine is neoprene)

Edit: Soft foam? I think I know what you're talking about. Those things are cheap and junk... only tried one once- never again.
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Ouch, I think you got ripped off. I've had the same girth for 3 years, and it was a handmedown that someone else used another 3 or so years previously- and it doesn't have a tear like that in it. (Mine is neoprene)

Edit: Soft foam? I think I know what you're talking about. Those things are cheap and junk... only tried one once- never again.
I've heard enough, I will take that POS back to her and she is gona take it back. I'm sorry.
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