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[RC] Rehydrating/ girth galls - rides2far

If I have had a problem with girth galls or rubbing, then I have 
always figured that this is a problem with saddle fit and/or choice 
of girth, and no topical application is going to fix that 

We did all sorts of things to prevent the horse Josie used to ride from
galling in the arm pits. It took us a long time to figure out the girth
never touched the area that was galling...it was the folds in the armpit
and the girth was well back. The cure for him was to loosen the girth.
Then last fall we accidentally tightened Cade (her present mount's) girth
tighter than usual and his attitude got very bad towards the end of the
ride and he wasn't stepping out. The vet didn't notice any galls at all
and he got an "A" on tack galls. Later that evening Josie was sitting on
the ground looking up at him and saw that his armpits were absolutely
gooey. She about died. Now we keep the girth just good and snug and a
little "Glide" in the arm pits. I know my arms swing more freely once I
get my deodorant on in the morning. >g<

Angie McGhee
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