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RE: [RC] Girth galls, etc. - heidi larson

we haven't tried the mohair (yet) but when our little old
man with a sway back gains weight, his dressage girth gets
under his elbows (we do pull legs forward) and will still
rub a bit, last time I put a little Cowboy Magic under that
particular spot and didn't have a problem.  That was a
one-horse/one-time experiment however, will have to do
further testing!

heidi and Asil Kontiki

--- Ranelle Rubin <raneller@xxxxxxx> wrote:


I have had issues with this, and have gone to a Mohair
Girth with soft leather guards behind the buckles. I got
mine from Action Rider Tack. If you have a catalog, it is
on pg. 8, if not, it is by Montana Cincha and comes in
English and Western Styles, but the western one does not
have the leather behind the ring.

I also used Gaul Save..I can get the brand for you, but
it is sticky, messy, and green and comes in a can.

Ranelle Rubin, Business Consultant 
Independent Dynamite Distributor
916-663-4140 home office 
916-718-2427 cellular 
916-848-3662 fax 

From: mikelewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [RC]   Girth galls, etc.
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2007 14:20:12 -0500

I rode in the Carolina ride this past weekend (my 
2nd 50, didn't complete, learned to have a healthy
respect for sand, cold 
weather, and 50+mile rides) and finished with some girth
galls that were more 
severe than I've seen in the numerous LD rides I've done.
 I'm riding with 
a Bob Marshall saddle and a Professional's Choice SMX
neoprene girth.  Same 
stuff as always, and most of the time I've had only minor
The new thing we did this time was use a heart rate 
monitor.  I always use Body Glide in the girth area to
help alleviate 
Can anyone suggest girths that might be friendlier 
to protecting against girth rubs over long distances (if
such a thing 
exists)?  Does anyone have a favorite girth they use with
Polar's heart 
rate monitor pickups that slide beneath the girth, or a
favorite mounting 
technique for these pickups that minimizes rubs?
Thank you,

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RE: [RC] Girth galls, etc., Ranelle Rubin