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Re: [RC] Girthy - Janice Taylor

I've had that problem too.  Even have a fleece to cover a mohair girth. But, he is thin skinned and sensitive to any amount of irratation.
At BSF there is a lot of sand.  If he doesn't kick it up on himself, then just the act of sponging from the creeks gets sand down around the girth.  Fleece is harder to wash out at the VCs, but worth it.  Some Desitin applied often helps too.

On 9/9/08, Angie Fura <tracetribute@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
My saddle has dressage billets.

Angie Fura



----- Original Message ----
From: Kathy Mayeda <klmayeda@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Angie Fura <tracetribute@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 11:58:59 AM
Subject: Re: [RC] Girthy

My horse hated the Professional Choice neoprene, but is fine with the Orthoflex neoprene girth.  I have a mental problem about using felt girth because of issues of keeping it clean.  Are you using English girth or western cinch?  I have string girths on my western style Abetta and use a leather girth on my English style saddle.  I don't really like keeping the leather clean, and it tends to crack too.

On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 9:48 AM, Angie Fura <tracetribute@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi everyone - I need some advice on how to handle a horse who seems to get heat rashes and irritation near his elbows.  During the summer, he reacted to a neoprene girth.  I switched to felt and that seemed to cure it.  To my horror, it reappeared this past weekend at BSF.   I can't think of why it reappeared at this ride when I seemed to be rid of it all summer.  I'm going to switch to a fleece girth to see if that helps. 
What causes girthiness?   And are there any cures that don't involve powder or cremes. 
Angie Fura





Re: [RC] Girthy, Angie Fura