My green mare is turning out to be a bit girthy. She doesn’t bite or kick, it’s more of an attempt to walk away from the girth being done up. I’ve always done it up gently, relatively loose to start and then up a hole at a time, and a walk out in between. As far as I’m aware I’m the only person who’s ever saddled her up, I got her supposedly unbroken and with limited handling.
She’s fine once it’s been tightened. I suspect it may be a sensitive skin thing, she’s a TB probably with a bit of Arab and is very fine skinned. Her girth is just a straight synthetic Wintec (buckles don’t sit against the skin). Obviously she is young and green and it’s something to be worked on inc the continuation of ground manners, however if there’s anything I can do to make it easier for her ie a sheepskin girth etc I’d like to explore the options.