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    08-08-2011, 05:33 PM
  #1
Green Broke
Recommend a mohair cinch to me, please?

Hiya,

I am thinking of switching from a 'fuzzy felt' type cinch to mohair, and would really like a nice recommendation.

Thanks!

If it matters, my horse is a 15.2 hh arabian, usually wears around a 32/33.
We had a bad experience with neoprene and someone told me that they though mohair was the very best.
     
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    08-08-2011, 05:53 PM
  #2
Showing
The only problem I've noticed with Mohair is that it's expensive LOL.

Are you looking for a straight cinch or a roper type?

This is the one that I use on all my horses right now. The only thing I don't like about it is that the leather part in the middle also has a leather part on the other side of the cinch and if I don't keep it lined up exactly right, it will rub a sore spot. Because of that, I won't be getting this brand again.
Roper Smart Roll Snug Horse Cinch | NRS - National Roper Supply - Western Wear, tack, team ropes, horse tack, team roping ropes, bits...

I will probably go for something like this next time.
Classic Roper Nylon Center | NRS - National Roper Supply - Western Wear, tack, team ropes, horse tack, team roping ropes, bits...
     
    08-08-2011, 05:55 PM
  #3
Green Broke
I am not sure which would be better for Mr. Particular. I will definitely avoid the one you mention first!

Right now it's just a regular cinch, but I know roper ones are a little nicer, aren't they?
     
    08-08-2011, 06:01 PM
  #4
Showing
Whether they are nicer or not depends entirely on what you do. I like them because they spread the cinch pressure out over a larger area and give a bit more security. I believe that they are likely more comfortable, but I have no proof to back that up LOL. However, some horses have difficulty wearing roper cinches if the saddle naturally sits fairly far forward. Because they are wider, they sometimes get too close to the elbows and can restrict movement...on some horses.
     
    08-08-2011, 06:14 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Hmm, I thought along the same lines, with the wider = more comfy.
I'm not sure about how it will fit on a rather rotund arab. ;)

I will look at him some more today!
Thanks smrobs.
     
    08-08-2011, 06:22 PM
  #6
Showing
Where does your cinch normally fit on him now? Is it a couple or 3 inches back from his elbows or is it pretty close? If it sets back off his elbow a couple inches, then I'm sure he would do fine with a roper.
     
    08-08-2011, 06:55 PM
  #7
Green Broke
It sits pretty far back. :)
He is kind of oddly shaped, he has a small heart girth but a big barrel. Hehee.

I will ask to try a felt/fuzzy roper my friend has and go from there. :)
     
    08-26-2011, 12:40 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by smrobs    
The only problem I've noticed with Mohair is that it's expensive LOL.

Are you looking for a straight cinch or a roper type?

This is the one that I use on all my horses right now. The only thing I don't like about it is that the leather part in the middle also has a leather part on the other side of the cinch and if I don't keep it lined up exactly right, it will rub a sore spot. Because of that, I won't be getting this brand again.
Roper Smart Roll Snug Horse Cinch | NRS - National Roper Supply - Western Wear, tack, team ropes, horse tack, team roping ropes, bits...

I will probably go for something like this next time.
Classic Roper Nylon Center | NRS - National Roper Supply - Western Wear, tack, team ropes, horse tack, team roping ropes, bits...

Ok, still contemplating a mohair cinch.

Why would you swtich from the 'smart roll' to regular.
I was reading the the smart cinches are more humane, but not sure if that's true or not?

Brandon's girth has no give to it, it is felt/fuzzy, but it's a bit big on him. I am not sure if I *want* give because we use a Skito pad with shims that flatten out as you go. That is why I was thinking about the smart cinch because I know you can tighten it from the saddle.

I am also afraid to change things with him because he is Mr. Particular about his gear, but he's been kinda cranky about his girth tightening lately.

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    08-26-2011, 01:08 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Cinch Up Your Horse With Smart Cinch | Roll Snug Cinch Buckle | Weaver Leather

I LOVE the Smart Cinch products. These are really nice. I used to ride in the Smart Mohair roper. I loved it but I switched to the roper Smart Cinch. Just because it is a solid cinch, they don't pinch or slide, and you can take it apart and wash it..

The Mohair cinch is a really nice cinch though. It should work really well for Brandon.

ETA - Also adding that I can wear my smart cinch pretty loose, the neoprene won't slide and rub as much as other cinches..just my opinion.
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    08-26-2011, 01:25 PM
  #10
Showing
One thing I've noticed about the smart cinches is that the roller tends to pull up out of alignment. Because the inner roller is so wide, the latigo can get way off center and it takes a minute to re-adjust everything so I can get the silly thing buckled. Not always a good thing with colts as sometimes I need to get it buckled quickly. On older broke horses, it's more of an annoyance than anything.

The second one I posted still has a roller so it's easier to tighten than a regular cinch, but it's also got a bit of a groove to keep your latigo lined up properly.

One of the reasons that I use the mohair that has some give and room to expand is because I have nylon latigos on each side and they have no give. They aren't nearly as hard to pull tight as a leather latigo (even from the saddle) because they don't stick to themselves.
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