SmartPak Rub Guard is rated
Rated 5 out of
Stays in Place!
I bought this rub guard because I was struggling with some bug bites that turned into rubs by the girth. This was a lifesaver and allowed me to keep riding without making the rubs worse and allowing them to properly heal without causing my horse any discomfort. I found this rub guard much easier to use than other similar products I’ve tried. It stays put and doesn’t slide around while riding. The two straps on each side do a great job helping to keep everything in place. I also like that there aren’t any excess straps on top or any seams along the spine or under the saddle. The material is thin, but very durable and has a good amount of stretch to it. My horse wears a 54” girth and I got the oversize in this, and it fits him perfectly. This rub guard is super easy to care for, I usually let it air dry after it gets sweaty and after a handful of uses I will either hose down in the wash stall or throw it in the wash on cold and hang it to dry.
Date published: 2022-06-14
Rated 4 out of
Comparable to Equifit belly band
I decided to try the Smartpak version of this belly band since it was cheaper than the Equifit version. The material seems the same. The smartpak band does not have the 2 straps that clip to the D-rings on the front of the saddle. I’ve used it for several rides and I don’t have any issues with it sliding back. So this one is cheaper and a bit faster to tack up. So overall pleased with it.
Date published: 2022-04-25