Le Tixerant Girth Update

I recently heard a rumor that this girth might be discontinued, so I called Mikmar, the company that puts it out, and they informed me they have no plans to discontinue it. If you're interested in more information of this amazing piece of tack, or if you'd like to purchase one direct from the company, you can follow this link:

http://www.mikmar.com/products-tixerant.html

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!

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for the update. I'm glad to hear that they have no intention of discontinuing it in the near future.

    You already know I love it for Dusty and it fit Blue great too. But the most amazing thing is how Donnie is reacting to it. I have a feeling you may be able to ride him sooner than later.

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  2. I hope so! he's such a cool horse, it would be great to be able to ride him again :-)

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  3. Thanks for your update - it's on my list, but I've not been able to get it ordered yet - so glad to hear they're not dc'ing it.

    And thrilled for Donnie - he must be very happy to have the issue resolved!

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  4. Not sure if I would ever use Amy Tryon as a spokesperson for any horse product..it is like Micheal Vick selling dog food. I am not a fan of hers.

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  5. billie - yeah, i was seriously relieved! i am so excited about donnie, but i am trying not to get my hopes up too high... just thinking positive and taking it one day at a time :-)

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  6. photogchic - i'm with you - i love your analogy! it's exactly like that. it's for that reason i won't buy anything with anky's name on it...

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  7. Wanted to pass on that there is a 24" dressage girth of this kind on EBAY right now, with beginning bid of $100. A great deal for someone who can use that small a girth!

    I need either 20" or 30" inch or I'd be buying it!

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  8. I've been wanting to try one of these for a long time - I have a horse who gets very anxious about girthing and sometimes explodes. It tends to be related to when his feet are bothering him but even when all systems are normal, he anticipates an unpleasant experience. I've been thinking this girth design might make things more comfortable but was hesitating to spend all that money without being able to try one first.

    May have to take the plunge!

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  9. kelly,

    your horse sounds a lot like my donnie. he is the same way - i often think the girth isn't the source of the problem but, because he's such a worrier, his anxiety about other things makes the girth pressure unbearable. the girth is working wonders for him so far (fingers crossed!)

    i think they should have a demo available before people buy one. they are ridiculously expensive. if you do decide to try it, let us know how it goes! good luck :-)

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