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Re: RC: Help! Girth Sores

Tiffany D'Virgilio wrote:
> My second mare-the one I have not been riding as much, but am trying to get
> more in shape is getting girth sores. I have used neoprene, mohair and
> sheepskin. Every time we go out she gets another sore within about 2 hours.
> Any suggestions, or tips on how to prevent? 

My suggestion is that perhaps your girth is too tight.  I've found with
many horses that just loosening up the girth a bit can solve that

Does she have a wide barrell that pushes the girth up into her armpits? 
If so, loosening the girth is even more likely to help solve your

Best of luck ...
-Abby B

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Abby Bloxsom
ARICP Certified Instructor
Level III Recreational and Distance Riding
Colebrook, CT USA

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