Air flex or Mohair? - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Air flex or Mohair?

This is a discussion on Air flex or Mohair? within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category

    Like Tree4Likes

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        10-14-2012, 05:53 PM
    I only use mohair cinches, which I love. They don't slip, don't rub, and are breathable. I haven't tried the air flex, so have no opinion on it.
    Posted via Mobile Device
    Sponsored Links
        10-14-2012, 06:26 PM
    Try Parelli or five star mohair cinches. They have flat non roller options for hardware. They are 8 ply as well.
        10-14-2012, 06:34 PM
    I have the Wintec waffle pattern neoprene. No sores, rubs or cinch issues at all with it, even working for a few hours on the trail in South TX heat and humidity. My guy doesn't seem to have overly sensitive skin though, so I expect he would be fine with any good quality girth. That's what I think is the important point: don't cheap out. No matter which type you go with, make sure you get a good quality one. Poor quality anything will cause problems in the long run.
        10-14-2012, 06:37 PM
    The classic equine which we use do have a roller but they aren't that bad. I had huge issues with the weaver girths with rollers because you can cinch your horse up way too tight but the classic equine only has one roller that helps some but you still have to do the work to cinch your horse up and the roller is much smaller it doesn't hang outside your tie strap and pinch
    Posted via Mobile Device
        10-14-2012, 06:42 PM
    I've had my Air Flex for about two months now, and it is pretty good. It isn't the absolute best girth, but it is better than a lot I have tried.

    My horse sweats A LOT, and when I would untack him, even after a short ride at a walk, he would be soaked under the cinch. Now that I have switched to an Air Flex when I untack him, he is only slightly damp (what it should be like, not soaked) even after a longer ride with lots and lots of trotting.

    I would recommend the Air Flex, but I really haven't used mohair so I can't add to that. It is pretty reasonably priced (cheaper than nice mohair, which is why I bought it as my parents made me pay for it) and I would say worth the money. Haven't had any problems, no rubbing or irritation. I am only a "casual ride", not much longer than an hour or two 3-6 times a week and no showing/working so I don't know if that plays a role either.
        10-14-2012, 08:10 PM
    Green Broke
    I get along well with mohair cinches. Had trouble with anything neoprene. Friend had one of the Air Flex and it sored his horse, but he puts in long days and ropes when needed.
        10-14-2012, 08:22 PM
    I LOVE my air flex. If I could afford more, I would. My horses and I all just love them.
    myhorsesonador likes this.
        10-14-2012, 08:32 PM
    I'm not sure which cinch you can only find with the roller buckle.

    Tractor supply has the weavers w/out the roller buckle.
        10-14-2012, 08:48 PM
    Originally Posted by tim62988    
    i'm not sure which cinch you can only find with the roller buckle.

    Tractor supply has the weavers w/out the roller buckle.
    The mohair. I did find one on craigslist, a Mustang brand. Anyone know how the quality of those is?

    If I do go with the Weaver, I'm not as concerned with the roller, as it doesn't actually touch the skin.
    Posted via Mobile Device
        10-14-2012, 08:54 PM
    Country supply or sells the mustang brand
    Posted via Mobile Device

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:


    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Hmm.. Mohair vs other cinches? Skyseternalangel Western Riding 10 06-25-2012 11:04 PM
    Mohair Girths? petitepyromaniac Horse Tack and Equipment 13 03-02-2011 10:32 AM
    Acti-flex Senior vs. Flex-Max RebeccaMI Horse Nutrition 0 01-25-2011 01:55 PM
    Western Mohair Cinches Colorado Dobes Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 10-09-2010 02:52 PM
    Mohair? Go The Distance Horse Tack and Equipment 11 04-11-2009 08:34 PM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:41 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0