Every horse is different - what works for one doesn't for the next.
That being said.... The neoprene girths work by moistening with sweat,
then allowing the skin to slide over the slick surfaces. It DOES NOT
work if you cinch too tightly. If too tight, it pulls on the skin &
opens friction burns or tears on the skin. I have 2 horses who HAVE to
use neoprene, otherwise they are completely raw. The other 2 do best in
mohair. We have used Montana Cincha's mohair in a custom short length
(we ride with dropped rigging), brass or stainless steel hardware. I've
found that Orthoflex's neoprene girths have held up exceptionally well,
with stainless steel hardware. We spent a few dollars on all the
girths, and they have lasted well. You definitely get what you pay for!
>Valerie once told me that endurance riding was nothing
>more than a series of problem solving.
Isn't that the truth. Just when one is solved, a new one crops up.
Blue Wolf Ranch
soon to be from Bruceton Mills, WV