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post #1 of 15 Old 04-05-2011, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Neoprene VS. Wool.

Neoprene cinch or wool cinch? I would love to know your opinions on these two. Personally, I have a wool, but I do not like it what so ever. I find that it pinches the skin and pulls the hair, and it is notoriously hard to keep clean. So, which one, and why ?
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post #2 of 15 Old 04-05-2011, 09:05 PM
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I use neoprene for all my horses. I have used wool in the past but I found they hold way to much sweat and don't allow good movement (they get sticky so to speak). We have an arabian gelding that was using a wool girth for a long time and after really hot days and long rides he would come back with sores on his girth line. We switched to the neoprene last year and had a really hot summer with long rides and he never had a problem with sores again.
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I have a weaver air tec cinch. or at least I think thats what it's called. I really like it.

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I have a weaver air tec cinch. or at least I think thats what it's called. I really like it.
Hm. I need a neoprene one. I have to pay up on bills first though.
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Mohair. Although I won't use neoprene as a pad, I will as a cinch but my overall preference is Mohair. It takes more maintenance then neoprene but I've never had a horse get sore from it and it breaths well.

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Mohair. Although I won't use neoprene as a pad, I will as a cinch but my overall preference is Mohair. It takes more maintenance then neoprene but I've never had a horse get sore from it and it breaths well.
This is the one I will be getting :
Dura-Tech® Ultimate Shaped Girth in Girths at Schneider Saddlery
I know about three people who have this, and they say is is amazing.
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I had neoprene girth on my western and have neoprene one on my english saddles now. I love it: nice, comfy, and don't slip. Plus easy to clean.

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I had neoprene girth on my western and have neoprene one on my english saddles now. I love it: nice, comfy, and don't slip. Plus easy to clean.
I just soaked my wool, about 8 times today, for 40 minutes each time, in boiling water, and all day yesterday, to get it clean and it still has mud stains .
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Although I won't use neoprene as a pad.
Was just about to say the same. Pad - definitely either fleece or fabric. I tried no-slip pad once several years ago - she bucked me off. :( Plus no ventilation.

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I just soaked my wool, about 8 times today, for 40 minutes each time, in boiling water, and all day yesterday, to get it clean and it still has mud stains .
Lol! I just wipe mine on bottom after each ride. :)

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