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Best cinch for trail riding

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  • Which cinch grips the horse better
  • Disadvantages of mohair cinch

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    07-16-2013, 09:43 PM
  #21
Foal
Mohair string. Better grip, breathes and doesn't slip like a sweaty neoprene does.
     
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    07-16-2013, 10:02 PM
  #22
Foal
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 :(
     
    07-16-2013, 10:34 PM
  #23
Green Broke
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.
     
    07-18-2013, 10:41 PM
  #24
Weanling
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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    07-19-2013, 12:00 AM
  #25
Green Broke
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.
     
    07-19-2013, 12:06 AM
  #26
Started
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.
     
    07-19-2013, 12:14 AM
  #27
Foal
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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    07-19-2013, 12:17 AM
  #28
Showing
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Originally Posted by Skunkworks    
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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    07-19-2013, 12:22 AM
  #29
Green Broke
Weaver felt, not the smart cinch one (not a fan). I go to the beach, mountains and all around the ranch. Love it.
     
    07-19-2013, 01:42 AM
  #30
Weanling
Well since I make them im going to have to go with mohair
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