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Thursday, February 9, 2012

It's Logical!

The Logic Girth | County Saddlery

'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 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, 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?


Jessica said...

I have never seen them in any tack shops up here.. ill have to look them up. The shape makes sense. My guy isnt bad when doing up the girth but obviously movement is a good thing and restricting it is not lol! thanks for the recommendation.

Emme said...

Thank you for this. I am going to tell a Friend about your experience with this girth and saddle. His mare, a super evil TB, is a danger when tacking up. Turns with teeth, lifts front leg and swings it, and just acts like a witch. You never know......

Mona Sterling said...

Now I am going to have to add girth shopping to my saddle shopping! I am keeping my fingers crossed that the pony's bucking will also go away after getting a new saddle. In fact, I'm pretty much counting on a new saddle making my pony into a magical unicorn who farts I expecting too much? :)

achieve1dream said...

Hmmm very interesting!! Thank for sharing. I'll have to look into it when I get a saddle for Chrome. I'm glad it helped Riva. :)