Thursday, February 9, 2012
'The Logic Girth is anatomically designed to provide clearance for the elbow and line up with the billets, thus preventing the saddle from being pulled down and forward into the withers when the girth is tightened. Achieving more comfort for the horse and a more elegant look for the rider is simple, when you apply Logic.'
Seeing is believing...at least when it comes to believing that a girth and saddle change could eliminate the girthiness in my Diva girl. Mona at panicandthepony posted a video displaying her mare's reaction to being girthed. While I don't have video proof, I can attest to the complete change of attitude toward being tacked up with the County saddle and Logic girth vs any other saddle and girth I have used on Riva. When I re-read the above description for the Logic girth, it makes sense the changes I am observing in Riva's reaction (or lack of reaction!).
I have been using the new saddle and girth for just shy of 2 weeks and each tacking up has shown the results - Riva has gone from throwing her head up, trying to nip at the girth, pawing, cow kicking (ok, that behavior has been gone for quite some time, due to me not tolerating), to zero reaction. She stands in the cross ties with her head lowered, soft eyes, yawning...you get the picture, while having her girth tightened.
Love that girth! I really believe I should get a commision from County Saddlery for gushing, ya think?