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post #1 of 40 Old 08-22-2019, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Weaver Mohair Blend Cinches - Question

My daughter just bought a couple of Weaver mohair blend roper cinches, a 30 and a 32 inch were on sale where she works. She got them for 15.00 each, brand new. The store is swapping out their displays so they have tons of stuff on sale cheap.

I ride Trigger in a 30 inch roper cinch. His is a second hand mohair Billy Cook and it's starting to have strings pop. It's time to get him a new one.

Thoughts on the mohair blend for trail riding? How does it hold up when it gets wet and how well does it dry and moisture wick?

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I think the one I use that's probably about 10 years old, is a mohair blend not pure mohair. Seems to work really well for the last decade. To tell you the truth, it's on a work saddle and I have never cleaned it, I've brushed it off and it looks pretty good actually.
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Mine are all pure mohair, but a friend rides with a blend and it works pretty well for her. It needs a quick swish through some soapy water, rinsed with the hose, and hung to dry once or twice a year to stay soft where the mohair doesn't seem to get stiff as quickly, but hers works well and her sensitive horse seems to like it. For $15 it's worth a shot.
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I prefer the pure mohair vs the blend. Seems to stay softer and flex as the horse breathes better. I use this kind: https://www.outfitterssupply.com/100...nfo/WSA200/30/
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Sorry late to reply - we were so hooked up at home this weekend I didn't get time to check for replies.


I went ahead and bought it and another just like it, so a 30 and and a 32 since they were just 15.00. I'll give the 30 a try on Trigger, see how it goes. Last camping trip with his old one, I noticed his current one had rubbed a spot on him, and dummy me, it needed washing out, so it got soaked in a bucket of cold water and mane and tail shampoo and a good rinsing. It's still a little stiffer at the ends than I want, and yeah, the strings are starting to pop, so might as well try this one.


Daughter brought home some 100% rayon straight girths and I'll tell you - I do not like how they feel at all. Those will be going on flip saddles unless someone wants to pay for an upgrade.

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I use a simple pure mohair (not blend), 17 strand cinch on all of my horses. Never had a bit of trouble. In fact, I rather have a 17 over a 27 strand. Occasionally, I have had horses develop small sores when I used 27 strands cinches.
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I use a simple pure mohair (not blend), 17 strand cinch on all of my horses. Never had a bit of trouble. In fact, I rather have a 17 over a 27 strand. Occasionally, I have had horses develop small sores when I used 27 strands cinches.
Same. Ours have held up really well - we give them a good scrub a couple times a year (or as needed if they get muddy or super gross) and check for wear and tear. For those prices, though, the blend would be worth checking out. I hope they work well for you!

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I use a simple pure mohair (not blend), 17 strand cinch on all of my horses. Never had a bit of trouble. In fact, I rather have a 17 over a 27 strand. Occasionally, I have had horses develop small sores when I used 27 strands cinches.

Same here. I think the wide ones are meant for roping events where the horse isn't working for long periods of time just short sprints with a lot of torq on the saddle when the steer hits the end of the rope.
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Same here. I think the wide ones are meant for roping events where the horse isn't working for long periods of time just short sprints with a lot of torq on the saddle when the steer hits the end of the rope.
See, I've never had any of our horses sore up from a roper girth - not until that last one got dirty and I was a bad horse mom. I thought it was a ringworm, which we have battled this summer, and it might have been but the girth rubbed it anyway, IDK. I just cleaned the girth good, washed the abrasion clean, treated with Vetrycin, let it air dry, then put blue kote on it before we rode out again that evening. It seemed to not get rubbed again after I washed the girth and let it air dry too the same day, but back to the roper girths: The wider surface area is supposed to equal more comfort for the horse for longer rides and yeah, it probably would help more with torque.

I think the rubbing/soring issue may come from the length being too short. Trigger is a small horse in terms of bulk, so he needs a 30 for the buckles to come to the right place. If I put that girth on Gina, it would indeed sore her up. She needs a 34 in the summer when she's grass fat, a 32 in the lean parts of winter.

I had someone contact me looking for a 28" one time. I thought, good lord! How small a horse do you have? It was probably for a pony though.

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See, I've never had any of our horses sore up from a roper girth - not until that last one got dirty and I was a bad horse mom. I thought it was a ringworm, which we have battled this summer, and it might have been but the girth rubbed it anyway, IDK. I just cleaned the girth good, washed the abrasion clean, treated with Vetrycin, let it air dry, then put blue kote on it before we rode out again that evening. It seemed to not get rubbed again after I washed the girth and let it air dry too the same day, but back to the roper girths: The wider surface area is supposed to equal more comfort for the horse for longer rides and yeah, it probably would help more with torque.

I think the rubbing/soring issue may come from the length being too short. Trigger is a small horse in terms of bulk, so he needs a 30 for the buckles to come to the right place. If I put that girth on Gina, it would indeed sore her up. She needs a 34 in the summer when she's grass fat, a 32 in the lean parts of winter.

I had someone contact me looking for a 28" one time. I thought, good lord! How small a horse do you have? It was probably for a pony though.

My Paso takes a 28". 30 will work, but is a shade too long.
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