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    08-24-2011, 12:23 PM
Green Broke
Question Favorite girth?

What is your favorite girth material?
Fleece? Nyloprene? Mohair? Neoprene? Other?
And why?
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    08-24-2011, 12:29 PM
Different horses = different girths. Three of mine have hospital felt and one has a mohair. I cannot use any type of string on one of my mares. She will develop girth galls after a very short time.
    08-24-2011, 12:38 PM
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Mohair string cinches, not too narrow, lots of strands. 100% wool or mohair for the 'give' because western do not have elastic like english girths do. I avoid nylon or blends. I hear Alpaca wool is great.

I avoid neoprene or non-slip material because the cinch does need to move during tightening and I feel it would pull or pinch or tear a few hairs out during the process. Plus I had a mare that let me know that.

I do have one that is nylon webbing backed with wool felt, another backed with sheepskin. I like those for winter because the backing goes up past the ring so the cold metal doesn't touch the horse.
    08-24-2011, 12:41 PM
I only buy Professionals Choice girths, because I like the quality. Not too spendy, but not cheap garbage.

JJ has a wool fleece girth, because he's very thin skinned and neoprene gives him sores. I do use neoprene on Casper though, because it doesn't seem to bother him.
    08-24-2011, 01:00 PM
I like neoprene. They fit my horses well and they don't pinch. So far I have not experience any galling on my horses. They are very easy to clean. Currently, I'm trying the Weaver Airflow cinch with double rollers.
    08-24-2011, 01:17 PM
Mohair string roper cinches for me. That's what I use on 95% of my horses. I do have one that is merino wool for those horses that need something different though.
    08-24-2011, 01:20 PM
I have Pro Choice on all my saddles. It's neoprene.
    08-24-2011, 01:23 PM
Green Broke
I use neoprene, easy to clean.
    08-24-2011, 01:46 PM
My saddle came with its mohair cinch brand new and it works great. I like using leather for english because it has enough grip without rubbing my horse.
    08-24-2011, 06:27 PM
I use SmartPak's synthetic dressage girth (PVC waffle weave), but if money were no object I'd definitely get one of the nice leather ones with sheepskin.

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