Saddle fit was the cure for me. I picked up a horse a year or so ago that had cinch galls. He has very high withers and broad shoulders. The trooper saddle I started him with did not have a gullet wide enough to sit well on his withers/shoulders and would ride-up bringing the cinch forward with it. I tried gaul salve and other cremes to lubricate the area, but it didn't work for long. The gauls just kept coming back. Finally found a western saddle with a wide gullet that sits well on his back and doesn't ride-up. That was the key. I too use a neoprene cinch. My thought being they are easy to clean and maintain in our sometimes muddy and dirty sport. Mulhair and sheepskin collects dirt and grime and can be abrasive. This horse had been put in a crupper as well to keep the saddle from riding-up, which didn't work; he had sores around the tail as well. Sell the saddle that doesn't fit and invest in another one that does..... |
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: Anybody other than me had a problem with
: cinch galls using a trooper saddle? I've
: never galled a horse using a good stock
: saddle and mohair cinch. I loaned a young
: fellow who needed a horse to train with one
: of mine, and he came back with two fairly
: severe cinch galls.