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ReReNeoprene Girth

 I make a neo/bio girth  that has worked out extremly well.  And even tho some horses cannot use neoprene, I have found that the VAST majority of them do very well. I have had customers with big sores heal up nicely while being ridden. Sometimes  the problem with a girth is the way the saddle is rigged, any girth set to far forward will make problems. Arabs often have a smaller girth area, so the wide girths are troublesom.  Arabs also often have  thinner skin than other horses, so that can add to the string/fleece/hair girth troubles. My girth is narrower. And I have had really good success with it. allot of people are using them and love them.    Tammy made a good point about the bacteria. While you do not need to use any soap of any kind to wash my girth, I do occasionaly use a dab of antibacterial Dial, it is not harsh on the neo. and takes care of any bugs. Alergies to Neoprene are rare but they do occur. So as with anything, no new stuff on a ride. Annie                                                                                                       
   Anne George Saddlery
----- Original Message -----
From: Lisa P.
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2001 9:39 AM
Subject: RC: Neoprene Girth

Hello list,
 I know a lot of you have Arabians, so I wanted to ask about this. My
local tack shop,(Ruff's I'll put a plug in for him! LOL) told me a lot of
Arabians have problems with girth sores in summer. He suggested going to
a Neoprene girth, as sheepskin (or fleece girths) would get sweat and
dirt causing friction and sores as well.
 I will be trading my leather girth I got (and only used twice) in for
the Neoprene, but wanted to know if that would be best. He will let me
trade even if my leather girth is clean, which it is. Should I really go
this way? He said that sometimes the sores even healed under the
Neoprene. I really want to start serious training soon!
 Thanks list! 
In His Hands,
Lisa P.
Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.

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