Le Tixerant Girth Update
I do question having the likes of Amy Tryon (not known for her humane treatment of horses) as a spokesperson, but I suppose they were going for any familiar faces they could get. It certainly doesn't diminish the effectiveness of this design - I highly recommend it, not just for girthy horses, but for difficult-to-fit horses, especially those with broad backs who usually have their girths cranked up in a attempt to keep the saddle in place. But I think it could benefit just about any horse. From what I've seen from experimenting with our own horses, they all seem freer and looser in their backs and shoulders, something I think we all strive for in our training, and are much more willing to stretch forward and down when allowed. I am looking forward to trying it over fences some day...
Even more miraculous, Donnie, who has not been able to tolerate any form of girth or surcingle without erupting in a panic attack/bucking fit for the last 4 years, is now able to be saddled normally and will trot relaxed on the longe, stretching long and low and licking and chewing the whole time. If that's not an endorsement, I don't know what is!
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