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Re: [RC] [RC] fender rubbing side of horse - Elizabeth Funderburk

On 7/10/07, Pamela Freeman <shgerbey@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Any help at all on this will be greatly appreciated..
Have finally found a saddle that fits my guy and me...
It is a Big Horn endurance with the cordura stirrup fenders.
Went on a condtitoning ride with a couple of friends and when we finished and untacked 
I noticed he had a pretty wicked rub on his side right where my leg is positioned.  We did a lot of
cantering.  This spot has threatened to show itself before but never as bad as this. At the Biltmore last year
I just gave the spot a healthy smearing with Desitin. It is not raw but the hair
is definately compromised.  It is only on one side.
I'm wondering if I change and use leather stirrup fenders will this help or biothane straps?

Is it the cordura that's rubbing him, or the metal on the blevins buckle on the stirrup itself?  My horse's saddle fits really well, except that the metal on the blevins buckle will rub him when we canter.  I pretty much fixed the problem by vetwrapping the lower part of the stirrup.  Tried a couple of other more expensive solutions, but a $2 roll of vet wrap was the least bulky and best remedy for me.

Of course, this might not work for you.  I only ride 10 miles or so at a time, and most of it's at a trot (four-wheeler trails in the woods, not a lot of room to canter). 


[RC] fender rubbing side of horse, Pamela Freeman