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post #1 of 11 Old 10-01-2009, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Smile western girth question

I am looking for a western girth... The one i am borrowing is a size 33(thats what i measured)..So when i get a girth...should i get a size 34 or a size 32? I don't have odd sizes..


Also...which girths are better? fleece or the neoprene ones?

If anyone has a black girth let me know?

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post #2 of 11 Old 10-01-2009, 05:02 PM
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I would suggest going with the larger one (34") in case your horse ever puts on weight.
Regarding the material; I would suggest something natural and breathable, like Mohair or sheepskin. Neoprene doesn't move much, but it doesn't breathe well. Fleece can pile up and doesn't breathe as well as a sheepskin fabric.
Does your horse have any problems with galling, sweating, or anything else?


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post #3 of 11 Old 10-02-2009, 01:56 AM
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I use a neoprene girth by Professional choice its wonderful! Easy to clean and we have noticed NO extra sweating from the horses.

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Right now I'm using a felt backed cinch.

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I use a neoprene girth by Professional choice its wonderful! Easy to clean and we have noticed NO extra sweating from the horses.

Professional's Choice - Western Products - CSC
That's the work girth I use on my mare as well. I've had it for almost 3 years and it's great. You can remove the neoprene so it's easy to wash, she has sensative skin and it's never rubbed her, and like mentioned she hardly sweats under it.
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Thank you everyone for your help.

Can i find the neoprene girth by Professional choice on Ebay? I dont want to spend alot of money.
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To Just Dressage It...

Nope... my horse does not have any problems with sweating. I don't ride western for a long time anyways. Its only for a little while.
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post #8 of 11 Old 10-02-2009, 06:14 PM
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Also FWIW I think either a 32" or 34" would work. Western saddles have quite a bit of leeway when it comes to that, just because of how long the billet and off billet straps are and how many holes they have.

32"
Professional Choice western cinch, size 32 - eBay (item 290355675396 end time Oct-09-09 08:08:22 PDT)

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PROFESSIONAL CHOICE SMX WESTERN CINCH- BROWN- 34 - eBay (item 220472443904 end time Oct-26-09 16:30:53 PDT)
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I have just bought a new cinch, I'm really pleased with it. It's a Weaver Smart Cinch" It has a two roller design that allows the latigo strap to roll freely and gives you more leverage. It is black in color and is neoprene. It is also easy to clean as you can remove the neoprene which as Velcro and wash it. It is also suppose to be anti-slip. I'm really impressed with it, money well spent.

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post #10 of 11 Old 10-07-2009, 11:46 AM
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I second the Weaver Smart Cinch but went with the 100% mohair. If you go with the mohair, then go with the smaller size since there will a little stretch until it's been used a a few times.

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