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    06-26-2012, 03:41 PM
Green Broke
Type of Girth?? Convert to Cinch??? Help!

Ive been doing some serious long hard miles over rough terrain on my little arab. Her new saddle fits her like a glove, but I'm having cinch issues.She is thin skinned. Her saddle is a traditional aussie, and types of girth are relitively limited. I though I had the problem solved but after 15 miles yesterday in her new felt cinch we had rubs Here is what I have tried:

Cheap Aussie "soft" girth - Inexpensive, after a few miles the cinch starts to buckle length wise. I think it would get very uncomfortable so switched out.

Good quality felt girth - Doesnt hold up to long miles, starts falling appart.

Best quality felt girth I could find - Looks great, but rubs. I think Maybe felt just doesnt get along with my mare.

Other options:

Neoprene - I've had horrible experiences with this and don't want to try it again.

Aussie Cord Girth - Looks cheap and narrow. Warned against this by sales people.

Not much else out there. I used to compete on an appy with a mohair girth and loved it, but they don't make them for aussies. Seriously concidering getting some sort of converter so I can go back to a mohair, But I've never used one and don't want to get one I hate.

Any experiences with Converters? Best girth material to avoid rubs?? HELP!
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    06-27-2012, 04:51 AM
I would consider using a converter or have you tried getting a sheepskin cover for the girth?

There is a FB page of a girl that makes mohair english type girths and western.. perhaps she can make you one for your aussie?

Will find the page in a min.

I think it's this one: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cielo...98331466857978
    06-27-2012, 03:09 PM
Green Broke
Use a merino sheepskin cover for an English girth over whatever girth you have.
    06-27-2012, 06:54 PM
I had a girth that rubbed, so I got a sheep skin seat belt strap cover, and slipped it over the girth. It kept it from rubbing, for sure.

Like these;

If their not long enough, you could sew them together?

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