Reply To: Girth Suggestions please!

elizabeth_richards
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I would stay away from neoprene if his skin is senstive. Neoprene doesn’t breath, it can rub if not fitted 100% correctly, and will make them sweat fairly easily. I use neoprene girths on some of my horses, and once in a blue moon we do get rubs. The one’s with more senstive bellies get fleece or cotton-web girths.

Here are some ideas to try:
Canvas/Fleece girths
Chafeless girths made by Wintec
Gel girths
Just plain ol’ leather girths with elastic on the buckles.

Also check out shoulder relief/anatomic girths as well!
Good luck finding something that works!