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RE: [RC] Girth Galls - Laurie Underwood

Cashel makes a wonderful product called an elastic off-billet.  It adds a nice amount of give to your cinch.  You can find it at www.statelinetack.com.  


Laurie Underwood


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From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Karla Watson
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 8:45 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] Girth Galls


I have found mohair string girths work great. The cowboys have been using them for decades and they do help with alot of gall problems. I have even found some nice buckle dressage length ones. Montana Cincha makes some very nice hand tied mohair girths and cinches. They even put breast collar rings on them. You can find them on the web. They are really nice. I just wish they would put elastic on them, then they would be *perfect*.


Karla Watson

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Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 12:10 PM

Subject: [RC] Girth Galls


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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Re: [RC] Girth Galls, Karla Watson