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    06-28-2012, 09:53 PM
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Foal
Ok.. Alpaca vs Mohair... Which one I hear their both great!

Alright I am having trouble picking which one is a better bet.
I hear such good things about both of them but can't decide on which one!

My husband worries the Alpaca hasn't been out as long as the mohair and doesn't know how long they last compared to the mohair..

Any opinions?

100% Alpaca Roper Cinch Classic Equine (Supplies Tack - Saddle Accessories - Cinches)

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Classic 100% Mohair Roper Cinch- Nylon Center Equibrand (Supplies Tack - Saddle Accessories - Cinch
     
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    06-28-2012, 10:01 PM
  #2
Showing
In my experience, they are pretty comparable. So long as a cinch is constructed well and made from natural fibers, then they are pretty much going to be the same.

I normally just stick with mohair because it's cheaper and I've never had a problem with it.

ETA: I will tell you though that I avoid the ones with the leather center in them like the alpaca cinch you posted. I have found that the leather area is much more likely to sore a horse than a woven nylon center like the one on the mohair you posted.
     
    06-28-2012, 10:02 PM
  #3
Foal
I have been a religious mohair user for a long time. I just bought my first alpaca cinch (its the same roper style you have linked except its Weaver brand) and so far so good! It was only a few dollars more than the mohair (they were out of the mohair size I needed). I've had it about six months, I ride with it 3-4 times a week for 1-2 hour rides at a time. No galling, and it still looks almost new! I rinse the sweat and dirt out of it once a week or so. I'm pretty happy with it, and it almost seems softer than the mohair even. I'd say you can't go wrong with either.
     
    06-29-2012, 09:07 AM
  #4
Foal
That is interesting about the leather in the middle would most likely cause that. Why is that?

Sounds like I can't go wrong with either :) Thanks!
     
    06-29-2012, 09:14 AM
  #5
Showing
Ambrose, unless you plan on roping, don't go with the roper cinch. A regular mohair cinch doesn't have a leather or nylon strip across the middle. The wider cinch isn't necessarily more comfortable for the horse because of how part of it will be where his rib cage begins to widen.
     
    06-29-2012, 09:46 AM
  #6
Foal
Doesn't roper work for barrels too? Maybe im totally wrong! :/
     
    06-29-2012, 04:16 PM
  #7
Showing
In my experience, the leather centers tend to start...warping, for lack of a better term. Whenever the leather gets wet, it tends to curl up around the edges as it dries, usually curling toward where the horse's belly would be. It ends up with more pressure on those points and has caused a couple of galls on some horses.

As for the roper cinch not being comfortable, eh. That's all I ever use anymore and I've found that a roper cinch doesn't need to be as tight as a straight cinch to get the same level of stability, plus, if you do need to tighten it up, the pressure is spread over more surface area so there is actually less pressure per square inch.
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