I've 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!