Cinch - The Horse Forum
 2Likes
  • 1 Post By DuckDodgers
  • 1 Post By smrobs
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 11-26-2013, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Mulino
Posts: 8
• Horses: 0
Cinch

I am in the market for a new cinch to go with my new cordura saddle.

I have been using a neoprene cinch, which is fine she does get sweaty in that area. Didn't know if felt is better.
debbie veelle is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 11-26-2013, 08:50 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 2,721
• Horses: 1
Regardless of the girth/cinch I use, I have found that most horses get sweaty in that area really easily when worked. However, I think that lots of people dislike neoprene girths because they don't dissipate heat very well. I personally use one on my western saddle with no problem, but there are folks that either love or hate them.
debbie veelle likes this.
DuckDodgers is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 11-26-2013, 11:32 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,197
• Horses: 24
I thoroughly dislike neoprene girths. They are slick when wet, pull hair when dry, hold the heat in, and they will gall the crap out of a sensitive horse.

I'm not a huge fan of felt cinches either as I've seen too many sores from where the felt bunched up and created a pressure point.

Personally, I only use mohair or alpaca (generally mohair because it's a little cheaper) string cinches. So long as they are adjusted and sized correctly, I've never had one gall a horse. They wick away moisture and dissipate heat well.

You might look around, but this is similar to what I use. I can buy mine (still 100% mohair) for about half the price at my local feed store in their little tiny tack section.
Professionals Choice Mohair Straight Cinch - Horse.com
spookychick13 likes this.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 11-27-2013, 02:29 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Australia
Posts: 66
• Horses: 0
I think the type of girth used depends on use, I mostly trail ride, in low scrub/brush, long grasses, bush and sometimes water. My choices might be different if I mostly used groomed surfaces and wide/clear or arid trails

I use perforated neoprene, yes the horse sweats under them but I don't find the good ones stick when dry or slide when wet. Cheap skinny or badly shaped can cause issues, but that goes for any girth too.

I find any string, felt or fleece just gets full of burs, seeds and twigs. My mare also gets itchy from the (I believe) salt build up in absorbent girths if it's not carefully washed after every use.

I find leather girths to be much the same as neoprene only require more care

Pinching, rubbing and galls are related to bad design, incorrect position, poor quality or too tight/loose IMO

See what others are using who do the same type and amount of riding as you and then it's just trial and error.

Good luck
Posted via Mobile Device
Aimz is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 11-27-2013, 05:16 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Dakota, USA
Posts: 3,440
• Horses: 8
My wife loves her airflex cinch. I like the felt ones. I tried the string/rope type once and only once because it seemed to pinch the horses skin and hair between the ropes. The neoprene seems to stick to the horse more and pull their hair out.

We've tried the neoprene saddle pads and each horse we tried them on would buck but not if we put a felt pad under it. I think it was a waste of money buying those pads. If those saddle pads can cause enough discomfort to cause a horse to buck, why wouldn't a cinch of the same material cause discomfort?

On a side note, I've never had an issue of a horse getting itchy or get sore spots from not washing a felt cinch. I've never washed mine. I make sure there is no foreign objects besides horse hair on them. Sweat hasn't been an issue.
Posted via Mobile Device
usandpets is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 12-15-2013, 08:35 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,071
• Horses: 1
Mohair, Mohair, Mohair! I want to pose a simple question to you. In the heat and dust would you rather wear a sweater or a wetsuit? I realize I am prejudiced as I am a custom mohair cinch maker. But the fact is natural fibers are always better. If you want a quality cinch I am happy to make you one. Go to www.dfwhorsetraining.com and place your order.

FYI, it is spelled W-H-O-A.
6gun Kid is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cinch? pateince Horse Tack and Equipment 5 03-13-2013 09:51 PM
Aussie cinch to Western cinch. Sizes? SidMit Horse Tack and Equipment 0 12-04-2010 11:30 AM
What Cinch should I get? tntgoldengirl Horse Tack and Equipment 10 10-10-2010 03:10 AM
Cinch help Hobbitses Western Riding 3 11-17-2009 11:39 AM
Cinch SeabiscuitMustang Western Riding 19 10-24-2009 01:56 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome