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        09-24-2009, 11:14 PM
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    Yearling
    What's in a girth?

    I'm ordering Tenacity's saddle tonight. I need to order a girth, as well. What should I be looking for? She measures 70" from the base of her withers around (behind her front legs). What size should I be looking for? 36"? I'm confuzled. Any advice appreciated. I don't know if I should get fleece-lined, gel pad, nylon....??
    The saddle is an Abetta Cordura trail saddle (black)
    I don't want a top-dollar girth. She still has a lot of growing to do.
    Thanks for any help.
         
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        09-24-2009, 11:54 PM
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    Trained
    Typically, you place the saddle on the horse, and run a measuring tape from the bottom on one side to the bottom of the other, basically measuring where the girth would go and how high up it would be placed.

    As far as what kind, you're taking cinches right? The western set up? I wouldn't recommend the fleece, it gets really gross, and really warm. I would also suggest you stay away from the string girths. They are just a pain, there's no give and it just doesn't sound comfy. I have a neoprene one and it has never caused a problem. They say the neoprene makes the area hotter, or something like that. However, I've never noticed anything, she always sweats where the girth goes, and when I ride western, we ride pretty hard.
         
        09-25-2009, 12:00 AM
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    Yearling
    Thanks!
         

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