This again is very noticeable when you have a horse that is very sensitive. When you are working around this area in general, a lot of horses will investigate what you are doing. For instance when you are grooming, generally checking or clipping, horse are very sensitive in this area. So take time when applying your girth.
Watch your horse and start to understand what is happening when you apply your girth. it is often a good idea to apply the saddle first and allow the horse’s back to warm up and the horse to get used to the girth being around his/her body.
I can quite believe this. I was present at an international competition when an international manager tighten the girths much too tight. They were loosened without causing disruption to the riders or competition.