Scotch has a mohair rope cinch, but I was told these are much easier to break and stretch out than other types of cinches. The reason I bought the rope one for him was because someone told me it was better because they don't sweat as much with them. I think I'd rather have my horses sweat than put us both in danger with a broken cinch...has this ever happened to anyone?
I also have a felt lined cinch, but it is impossible to clean, so I don't think I would get another one of those.
As far as saddle pads go, what type do you prefer? Kubie had two navajo blankets. I always thought you needed an actual pad for comfort--like an inch or so thick. I've seen neoprene pads, felt pads, and fleecy pads. What are the pros and cons of each? Why do you use what you use?
I look forward to reading all of your opinions.