ridecamp@endurance.net: [endurance] Chafing girth-help!

[endurance] Chafing girth-help!

Mon, 12 Aug 1996 08:43:33 -0500 (EST)

Hi- My arab mare has always been prone to chafing behind her elbow area and a
string girth was the on;y kind I could use. Now that she is getting into shape
and needed a smaller girth and one that has elastic in it so she would be more
comfortable, I got her a megabuck 'euro-girth'. SHe's chafing a little bit
every time I ride her and I put A&D ointment all over the area before I start
and I keep zinc oxide ointment on the areas daily. The areas are very small
but I know it can't feel good. I ride with the girth as loose as I can.
Would genuine sheepskin prevent the rubbing? (Polyester fleece rubs her)
I wash the girth after each use and have been using fabric softener on it too.
Wisdom needed!Thanks-Amy