Originally Posted by trailhorserider
Those Alpaca cinches made by Classic Equine are super nice too, maybe even nicer than the mohair.
I don't like those neoprene types because I think they make the horse sweat a lot. And I have seen them gald some horses too.
I'm with you on this! I've used a lot of different cinches but in my opinion, it's tough to beat a really nice natural fiber cinch. I have the classic equine alpaca cinch in brown, and love it. I've seen the neoprene ones cause sores from heat...they don't absorb moisture and when you have a lot of moisture and a lot of friction it can be a problem. Lots of people use them and love them, but I'm not one of those.