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  • Which mohair girth is best for trail riding

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    07-15-2013, 01:06 PM
  #1
Foal
Best cinch for trail riding

What are you opinions on which cinch is the best for trail riding. I am moving my horses up to my house in the country soon and I want a good cinch for trail riding for hours and up and down hills. There will also be walking across creeks. What do you guys think would be the best cinch for this?

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    07-15-2013, 01:14 PM
  #2
Yearling
Can never go wrong with a good ole mohair girth.
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    07-15-2013, 01:26 PM
  #3
Foal
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Originally Posted by OutOfTheLoop    
Can never go wrong with a good ole mohair girth.
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i don't really know too much about them. could you post a pic or website for the one you recommend? A lot of people have told me to try one but I am not one for change I keep with the smart cinch neoprene.
     
    07-15-2013, 02:24 PM
  #4
Green Broke
I like mohair or felt. Not a fan of neoprene at all. I have a felt smart cinch that I looovvvee. Never rubbed or anything and I often take my horses to the beach, through muddy creeks, and tough terrain.
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    07-15-2013, 02:36 PM
  #5
Showing
I second a good mohair string girth. That's all I use and I can't complain at all.

I've got a couple of smart cinches (hate them with a passion) that I'm trying to wear out right now, but as soon as I'm through with them, I'm going to start buying these
CLASSIC - Classic Roper Nylon Center Cinch - NRSworld.com
     
    07-15-2013, 02:59 PM
  #6
Weanling
Lonestar, just curious why you don't like neoprene?

I have the airflex and love it, wife just switched her pony to a neoprene girth and loves it too...
     
    07-15-2013, 03:17 PM
  #7
Foal
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
I second a good mohair string girth. That's all I use and I can't complain at all.

I've got a couple of smart cinches (hate them with a passion) that I'm trying to wear out right now, but as soon as I'm through with them, I'm going to start buying these
CLASSIC - Classic Roper Nylon Center Cinch - NRSworld.com
why don't you like smart cinches? I have the neoprene and felt and I love them? I will try the mohair string cinch tough. But I just wanna know whats so bad about them.
     
    07-15-2013, 03:23 PM
  #8
Showing
My biggest problem with the smart cinches is the fact that the bottom roller is so wide. Whenever I cinch up, as the latigo tightens, it often slides off-center so that the latigo holes are offset from the buckle tongue. It wouldn't be a big deal except it takes me a minute to re-adjust...and since I ride a lot of young horses who can sometimes be unpredictable the first time the cinch is done up, that minute can become a big deal in a hurry.

Also, the ones I've got (though this feature isn't exclusive to the smart cinches) have the leather middle in them like this


Unfortunately, that leather gets wet...constantly. I have to double check it every morning after it has dried to make sure that the leather hasn't curled up around the edges. Made that mistake once and ended up with a gall the size of a quarter on a horse. Very not cool. So now, I'll only buy cinches with the nylon center in them.
     
    07-15-2013, 03:37 PM
  #9
Foal
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
My biggest problem with the smart cinches is the fact that the bottom roller is so wide. Whenever I cinch up, as the latigo tightens, it often slides off-center so that the latigo holes are offset from the buckle tongue. It wouldn't be a big deal except it takes me a minute to re-adjust...and since I ride a lot of young horses who can sometimes be unpredictable the first time the cinch is done up, that minute can become a big deal in a hurry.

Also, the ones I've got (though this feature isn't exclusive to the smart cinches) have the leather middle in them like this


Unfortunately, that leather gets wet...constantly. I have to double check it every morning after it has dried to make sure that the leather hasn't curled up around the edges. Made that mistake once and ended up with a gall the size of a quarter on a horse. Very not cool. So now, I'll only buy cinches with the nylon center in them.
If that would happen to me I probably wouldn't like them much either haha. But I really want to try out the mohair cinch I will order it in the next day or two.
     
    07-15-2013, 04:00 PM
  #10
Yearling
I'm a big fan of neoprene cinches.
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