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post #21 of 37 Old 02-19-2012, 12:11 AM
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I must be different...All I use are string cinches.
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post #22 of 37 Old 02-19-2012, 12:12 AM
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Of course, though, a tack malfunction can happen with anything. I've seen the same thing happen with nylon latigos.

One thing to remember, if you are using a cinch that doesn't give a bit with the horse's barrel, you really should use leather because it has some give where the cinch doesn't.

That's one of the many reasons I only use mohair girths. They have some stretch so my latigo doesn't need to.

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I have always used nylon but I just switched it to leather today just to see how I like it...I'll never know unless I try, right? I'll be seeing how I like it once Ransom gets better (sigh).
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I'm a nylon user..I've had two leather latigos break on me and I end up dumped on the ground..I generally wear my saddle a little loose, just personal habit and for some reason I've built up this idea that my horse can breath easier with it loose..I know, I'm odd..So I'm not worried about that little "give" that a leather latigo will provide..I also use a nylon cinch strap, I've always had leather loosen and just prefer nylon...One of those things that's just stuck throughout my life.

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I'm always terrified of leather with anything to do with the saddle really.....I'm often ridiculously paranoid. I'm always afraid the breast collar will break and my horse will tangle in it, or the leather latigo will break and I'll end up on the ground, or the backcinch will come off and get stuck somewhere, or my bridle will decide it wants to snap and I'll be on the stupidest horse alive -coughBaileycoughcough- headed across the timers right towards the concrete wall.

Okay, overkill. But that's what is always going through my mind when I check then proceed to double check all leather

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post #26 of 37 Old 02-19-2012, 05:20 PM
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I have a smart cinch, the traditional western ones, and a neoprene. Have to say my favorite is the smart cinch.
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I also am a nylon user.....I just prefer it over leather. As far as breast collars go leather all day. Headstalls I use both...nylon is a lot easier to deal with.

P.s. Everyone is welcome to comment....barrel racer or not :)

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Thanks Sierra, ok reason why I like leather latigo it because it's thicker and easier to slip the end under & over & through the ring. Not always with nylon, one time I had to use my teeth to pull it through, could've been the blanket I was using or whatever, but I have never had to do that with leather.
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post #29 of 37 Old 02-19-2012, 08:08 PM
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Its so hard to explain this without visual, if only you could see my hands right now.

Best way I can explain it is put a girth in your hand then grip it with one hand with the flat side laying oj the palm of your hand, squeeze and release bringing your fingers to your palm.
This is the same pressure the front legs would cause.....so basically the girth that has the most give/least pressure when squeezed is going to be the one with more give when the horse stretches out. I hope I explained that right and you understand what I am trying to say.
I do....but my cinch is about 3-4 inches behind my horses leg. They have pretty sloped shoulders.

That is interesting tho

I use the CE soft touch cinch. LOVE it.

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post #30 of 37 Old 02-19-2012, 09:34 PM
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Wow, I'm surprised how many of you guys prefer nylon! I can't stand it personally. I think the nylon is too slippery. I just feel more stable with the leather straps, and I've yet to have one break on me. I just soak them in neatsfoot oil whenever I clean tack.
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