I'm looking for a short girth (for a monoflap jump saddle) for my sensitive skinned TB gelding. The only girths I have used on him thus far have been a fleece-lined dressage girth & professionals choice VENtech jump girth - he was 'meh' to both of them, SO..
Suggestions before spending $$$ on a sheepskin girth? Anyone had experience with the Thinline short girth on sensitive skin? Or other suggestions... trying my hardest to avoid spending a fortune.
Oh! I have heard rave reviews on the NF passage girth but not exactly for sensitive skinned.. curious?
If he is super sensitive, mohair. They're not expensive and they are fabulous girths, if not popular choices. If he's not that sensitive you can probably get away with something else, but don't recommend the fake sheepskin.
What is the sensitivity? Raw spots? scurf? baldness? girthiness?
I have a giant mattes girth with the wide center. Cost me an arm and a leg, but she didn't like the Thinline type padding: too sweaty, not cushy enough, not shaped. She didn't like the plain fleece Toklat type: not shaped, maybe too narrow. She was least sensitive with a leather shaped girth with a fleece tube over it, but still not great.
Giant Mattes (real sheep super cushy) super shaped? That was the one. I don't know if they make a short version.
It's easier to keep clean than I thought it would be.
Wow....for once Toby ISN'T the most sensitive horse! He's perfectly happy with cheapy fleece girths. I used the dressage girths for the monoflap, and a long, fleecy girth for the new saddle. Wow! So weird not to be the most sensitive horse for something!!!