I have a natural mohair cinch (roper style) that has caused rub marks on Sam where the hardware rests against the skin.
I am looking at a new cinch where the buckles are on top of the cinch material and don't touch the skin. But I am not sure which material is best.
Felt? Neoprene? Lambs wool? Polyurethane?
I want something I can wash when necessary and isn't an incubator Of bacteria. Something that breathes. We ride in 90+ degree Most summer months and our winters are mild. Something that moves with the horse and doesn't create sores.
What material do you prefer and why?
Here is a page of similar style cinches for reference.
Tie Straps, Cinches & Off Billets | Saddle Cinches - Horse.com