Sorry late to reply - we were so hooked up at home this weekend I didn't get time to check for replies.
I went ahead and bought it and another just like it, so a 30 and and a 32 since they were just 15.00. I'll give the 30 a try on Trigger, see how it goes. Last camping trip with his old one, I noticed his current one had rubbed a spot on him, and dummy me, it needed washing out, so it got soaked in a bucket of cold water and mane and tail shampoo and a good rinsing. It's still a little stiffer at the ends than I want, and yeah, the strings are starting to pop, so might as well try this one.
Daughter brought home some 100% rayon straight girths and I'll tell you - I do not like how they feel at all. Those will be going on flip saddles unless someone wants to pay for an upgrade.
"We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that death will tremble to take us."