Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
With a horse that blows up, I have a few suggestions:
1) Do the girth up while you're saddling, then check it again before you mount up, walk around for a few mins, check it again, do a warmup, check it again... you get the picture. Pain in the butt, yes, but that will be your best bet for making sure the girth is tight enough.
2) Use a girth with elastic ends (both ends); this allows equalization on both ends of the girth and you can snug it up pretty darn tight without having to worry it's too tight.
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