I apologize for yet another girth thread.:eek:
I encountered the Stubben Equi-soft girth (http://www.doversaddlery.com/stbn-eqsft-drss-grth-w-lthr-bk/p/X1-02280/) recently when a client of mine was trying different saddles for a difficult to fit horse. The fitter loaned me one of these girths to try as I have a horse who is somewhat particular about his girth. He seemed to like it and go well in it during the trial period but I’m not entirely convinced it makes a big enough difference to warrant the price…perhaps.
What I’m concerned about is if it causes any pinching with long term use or if anyone has had any issues with the rubber bands breaking?
I’d also be interested to hear how tight others make it. The fitter told me it can be left a bit more loose than a standard girth (which I like), but its design seems to make it so that the bottom chest piece is quite snug while the side pieces are very loose. Is this normal for this girth?
Any information would be much appreciated!