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Re: Bob Marshall saddles

A custom fit saddle should make a difference. Sometimes if the saddle is to
wide and rolls it will cause sores in the girth area.
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Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 6:21 PM
Subject: RC: Bob Marshall saddles

> Karen Bockus
> I have an arabian mare that always seems to get rubbed in the girth. I'm
> currently using an old  western rawhide endurance saddle which I have had
> the rigging set back. I have a wardrobe of different kinds of girths and
> the best one is the cheapest, a thin string girth. I have fuzzy ones,
> leather ones, a big heavy roping style girths all of which rub. I'm
> currently looking at buying a Bob Marshall with the help of a saddle maker
> for fit. It's almost as if she doesn't have enough room for her girth.
> This on again off again rubbing has really prevented me from doing any
> long distance riding as this is a real no no. I also always stretch out
> her legs with pulls the excess skin forward. I have set the saddle farther
> back. I'm hoping that this new saddle will solve this problem once and for
> all. I've also owned 15 horses and have never had a rub on any of them
> except my Arab.
> Of course any one who owns and loves Arabs knows how special they are!
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