Hmm.. Mohair vs other cinches?

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    06-21-2012, 09:01 AM
Hmm.. Mohair vs other cinches?

I'm not a western girl.. I'll admit that right now. But my horse is turning into a part Western part English horse.

We've got the headstall, pad, working on a saddle, got reins.. but no cinch :P Whoops!

So my question is what kind of a cinch should we get? I've heard great things about Mohair but I have no idea of its durability in relation to other types of cinches.

Let's hear your opinions backed with experience please
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    06-21-2012, 09:36 AM
I like mohair the best. I've got a few felt cinches, a few fleece but tend to use the mohair the most. My favorite is a billy cook roper style mohair. Have used mine for many years and still almost as good as new. I wash mine in the washing machine on a cold wash with woolite, toss them in a pillow case so the buckles don't beat up the washer. I'm not horribly picky as they all will do the job intended but I refuse to use neoprene. I've seen too many horses get galls from them.
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    06-21-2012, 09:51 AM
So there isn't a chance of it snapping in two? It just looks so easy to break due to it being made from goat hair spun into a yarn.
    06-21-2012, 09:56 AM
I've never had one break and I ride some pretty athletic, quick on their feet horses. I suppose it's possible but wouldn't think it too likely.
    06-21-2012, 10:00 AM
Alright will definitely keep that in mind, thanks! :)
    06-21-2012, 10:45 AM
I second the Mohair, and the dislike of neoprene. I have never had a cinch break either. I just said this another thread, make sure you get a 100% mohair. Some cinches advertise as mohair but they are ususally a blend and not as soft. Mohair will stretch a little so keep that in mind when buying a brand new one. On my little cutting horse type I buy a 26 and it will stretch to maybe a 27, or 28.
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    06-21-2012, 10:51 AM
Okay ladies I have a long list. No clue what size Sky is.. will have to figure that out.

27 Strand Roper 100% Mohair Cinch Flat Buckles by Billy Cook 15-777 Billy Cook
Teskey's Saddle Shop: Billy Cook 100% Mohair Flat Buckle Roper Cinch Billy Cook
Mohair Roper Cinch Classic Equine (my pick but not much choice in size..)
Cactus Mohair Roper Cinch with Leather Center Cactus
Weaver Roper Mohair Cinch Weaver
Classic Equine Cinches Classic (bottom mohair one)
    06-21-2012, 11:11 AM
All of those look good to me!
I have no idea how you would figure your western cinch size compared to english, MHF probably does since she swings both ways.
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    06-25-2012, 11:02 PM
Alright well thank you! Now I have a good idea of what to get :)

And yes good point, I'll ask her!
    06-25-2012, 11:16 PM
A mohair came with my saddle, which I bought used. I cannot get the hair out of it, and it always looks dirty. Cannot stand it. I have one of these:
Which I love. Simply hose it off and it looks like new all the time. It is also good for folks like me, who tend to make sure the cinch is really tight. It has that nice cushion for the horse. I have tried to give the mohair a chance, since I really AM all about using wool felt pads, no neoprene, etc, but I really don;t like it.

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