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    04-05-2011, 09:17 PM
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Foal
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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    04-05-2011, 10:05 PM
  #2
Weanling
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.
     
    04-05-2011, 10:10 PM
  #3
Green Broke
I have a weaver air tec cinch. Or at least I think that's what it's called. I really like it.
     
    04-05-2011, 10:25 PM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by myhorsesonador    
I have a weaver air tec cinch. Or at least I think that's what it's called. I really like it.
Hm. I need a neoprene one. I have to pay up on bills first though.
     
    04-05-2011, 10:30 PM
  #5
Showing
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.
     
    04-05-2011, 10:35 PM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by iridehorses    
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.
     
    04-05-2011, 10:36 PM
  #7
Showing
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.
     
    04-05-2011, 10:38 PM
  #8
Foal
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Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
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 .
     
    04-05-2011, 10:38 PM
  #9
Showing
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Originally Posted by iridehorses    
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.
     
    04-05-2011, 10:39 PM
  #10
Showing
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Originally Posted by RodeoLoco    
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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