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post #21 of 64 Old 07-16-2013, 10:43 PM
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Mohair string. Better grip, breathes and doesn't slip like a sweaty neoprene does.
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post #22 of 64 Old 07-16-2013, 11:02 PM
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Anyone used the mohair endurance English style? My mare can't seem to keep a saddle in place (it slides drastically back) with English rigging...I don't want to spend the 100 bucks if it won't help :(

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post #23 of 64 Old 07-16-2013, 11:34 PM
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I ride in a Smart Cinch Airflex. It's not my favorite though. It rubs a little if I ride for a really long time. Just a couple small places, but it still bugs me. I prefer woolback cinches. I've never had a problem with them rubbing, but you got keep them clean and debris free.

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post #24 of 64 Old 07-18-2013, 11:41 PM
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I hate the mohair cinches. The neoprene is ok, but I really want a toklat cinch to match my pad. I love my toklat pad, it's a royal blue coolback.
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post #25 of 64 Old 07-19-2013, 01:00 AM
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I have a neoprene cinch. Its okay, advantage : does not allow brush or stickers to stay on ,
disadvantage : they seem to get sweatier / hotter .
The mohair or rope cinches breath better but i have seen them pinch some.
the felt helps with the sweat, but stickers love it.
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post #26 of 64 Old 07-19-2013, 01:06 AM
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I use a neoprene. I like it, and its the only cinch that wont give my mare girth gulls or rub the hair off -_-'. w/e its easy to clean XD.
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post #27 of 64 Old 07-19-2013, 01:14 AM
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My vote goes to either mohair or alpaca. I managed to snag an almost-new classic equine alpaca cinch for $15 at a tack swap. It's been through a couple of 10+ hour trail rides with nary a rub mark on my horse at the end of the day. I've seen the neoprene severely gall too many horses even after just an hour or two.
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post #28 of 64 Old 07-19-2013, 01:17 AM
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I've seen the neoprene severely gall too many horses even after just an hour or two.
LOL, and I've seen people get pile-drived by a sensitive or thin-skinned horse because of a dry neoprene cinch.
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post #29 of 64 Old 07-19-2013, 01:22 AM
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Weaver felt, not the smart cinch one (not a fan). I go to the beach, mountains and all around the ranch. Love it.

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post #30 of 64 Old 07-19-2013, 02:42 AM
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Well since I make them im gonna have to go with mohair
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