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[RC] Girth Galls - Ridecamp Guest

Please Reply to: Sheila Larsen Sheila_Larsen@xxxxxxx or ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

I was having trouble with girth galls on my thin skinned mare.  I was using a 
professional choice neoprene girth and was starting to see a gall.  I put on a 
wool cover for one ride and then really had a sore.  She has a big walk and 
what I believe was happening was the skin between her elbow and the girth was 
getting pushed together and rubbed. The thick wool cover made it worse.  I 
switched to a wintec english girth that was narrower than the professional 
choice and has rounded edges not square.  I also used body glide in that area 
until the sore healed.  I have not had problems again but if I am going on a 
long ride I use the body glide behind her elbows. I also use it on the side of 
her tail if I use a crupper.  Knock on wood haven't had problems since.

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