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  • Best cinch for endurance riding
  • Best girth for endurance riding

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    07-15-2013, 06:17 PM
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Green Broke
Smart cinch has changed the buckles, they do do that anymore. If I had to grab a girth and use it untested it would be a genuine 100% mohair, if you can try it out an don't have skin issues I like the smart cinch neoprene or felt. I give the edge to neoprene for endurance as it doesnt pick up debri and is easy to wipe off after dropping saddle at vet checks. If I wasnt doing that I like the smart cinch felts.
     
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    07-15-2013, 07:15 PM
  #12
Green Broke
I've had a neoprene girth rub my horse until she bled. Bless her heart, she never even flinched. I didn't notice until after our ride and she must have been in pain.

I don't like the way they feel against my skin. They don't slide easily, take one and rub it across your stomach, even when wet they tend to stick more causing pinching and pulling. Butbthats just my opinion.
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    07-15-2013, 08:10 PM
  #13
Weanling
I like the neoprene girths for trail riding. You have to make sure your girth is in the right place (not too far forward or too far back) Because that is when they start getting sores rubbed into their skin. But I find that if you walk them for a minute before you start out to make sure it's in the right place and isn't pinching anything, you don't have any problems.

I like the neoprene girths mainly because I don't have to worry about them slipping on me! I had a saddle almost turn me all the way under the horses belly one time when he miss stepped and I lost my balance! Horses like to puff out when you cinch them up, and even if they do, the neoprene hold on so you don't have to worry about slipping when riding. :)
     
    07-15-2013, 08:26 PM
  #14
Green Broke
Eh, to each their own! I always check my girth during my rides so in not too worried about slipping. I ride long miles so I'm more worried about the horses comfort.
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    07-15-2013, 08:35 PM
  #15
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Fleece is all I ride in. Personally love the Toklat girths, but they are spendy. I have a couple knock-offs that I use for training, but for a race, its the Toklat fleece every time. So far, never had an issues with rubs. They do pick up stuff sometimes, but it easily picks or brushes off.
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    07-15-2013, 08:54 PM
  #16
Green Broke
You using cool or woolback ? Or don't notice a difference ?
     
    07-15-2013, 09:02 PM
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you using cool or woolback ? Or don't notice a difference ?
I use woolbacks simply because that is what I have found when I have been shopping. If I could find coolbacks on sale, I would be happy to try one!
     
    07-15-2013, 09:26 PM
  #18
Green Broke
My choice is alpaca, second is Mohair.

Neither of these stretch....
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    07-15-2013, 09:30 PM
  #19
Yearling
I want to buy a real mohair cinch so bad I can taste it. But I can't make myself spend until my current cinch wears out. I don't know what its made of, as its the only one I have seen, but I dug it out of a barn 15 years ago. And it is still going strong. I habe borrowed the mohairs and used other people's, but I want one permantly on my saddle. Sigh. Maybe that darn one will accedently get cut in half.
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    07-16-2013, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by gunslinger    
My choice is alpaca, second is Mohair.

Neither of these stretch....
You don't want the girth to stretch? Do you mean long term because it wears the girth faster or short term because you don't want the saddle to loosen (or maybe even both)?

Personally, I won't use a girth that doesn't have elastic on at least one end, but preferably both. While I ride with a fairly loose girth, I like the stretch as I feel it makes the horse more comfortable to have something that at least sort of moves with them as they go down the trail.
     

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