Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
FWIW, I'm fond of mohair cinches. Ours is holding up well, and the horses don't seem to get as sweaty. You could also use a leather off-billet if it concerns you. I'm skeptical about how much a leather latigo 'gives', but with a leather off billet on one side and mohair in between, I'm sure it would be fine.
... Energy is an admirable thing, but the energy of stupidity seldom avails much..." - On Seats and Saddles (1868), Francis Dwyer, Major of Hussars (light cavalry)