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post #1 of 8 Old 02-16-2020, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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Mustang Brand Bamtex Cinches?

Has anyone ever tried one of the Mustang brand Bamtex bamboo cinches?

I tried finding reviews on these before I bought one, but there doesn't seem to be many reviews of them out there. I guess I should be the one writing the review, since I own one now! But I've only ridden in it once, for 3 hours. So far, so good! I'm pleased thus far. But one 3 hour ride isn't really enough to truly test out a cinch.

Anyway, I got one on clearance from a store near me and just had to satisfy my curiosity. It "feels" like cotton, but they claim it is the strongest cinch cord out there, doesn't stretch, etc.

I think it's main problem is that it was originally at the same price point as mohair, around $55. So if I'm going to pay that for a cinch, I will go with tried and true. Bamboo sounds rather........different. Maybe that scared some people off, I don't know. But anyway, I got one for under $20 so I'm going to give it a good try-out.

Anyone else try one of these?

Here is some examples from an online retailer if you are not familiar with them:

https://www.horse.com/item/mustang-b...cinch/E023374/


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They have them at a tack store here, and man are they soft! I don't ride with string cinches much but I have been wanting to get one for trail riding as they're cooler than a neoprene one for longer trail rides. I've never used a bamboo one but based on the feel I think it would definitely be something I would try on Dreams.

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Bamboo socks are very comfy.
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Bamboo towels (20 years regular use show little to no wear) and stayed soft until my husband added bleach to a wash. Not as soft but still going strong. Bamboo sheets again much longer wear than even the high count cotton. Don't hold smells and even when left (both sheets and towels) in wash over night don't have that musty smell.

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They have them at a tack store here, and man are they soft! I don't ride with string cinches much but I have been wanting to get one for trail riding as they're cooler than a neoprene one for longer trail rides. I've never used a bamboo one but based on the feel I think it would definitely be something I would try on Dreams.

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If you like the feel of bamboo, you would love mohair! It's even softer! The bamboo feels like cotton (and I love cotton) but the mohair feels like a silky, soft animal........because it's made from silky, soft goats. It even has a particular smell......which I have grown to like!

I don't use neoprene at all. I know some people use them just fine, but I had a neighbor who used to use one on one of her horses and it would gall that poor horse. Just her one horse, not the other. But that gave me a bad impression of neoprene. So generally speaking, I'm mohair all the way. But I look forward to using the bamboo just to see how it does.

I have never even seen bamboo towels, sheets, socks, or any of that stuff. I thought the cinches were pretty novel. So it's cool that bamboo is a tried and tested fabric.

Thanks guys! Maybe I can check into this thread at a later date and give you an update of how it's holding up.


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@trailhorserider The bamboo cinches are softer than the mohair ones. I used mohair almost exclusively in Nevada since it is much more breathable and felt nicer than cotton and sometimes a wool cinch on occasion. I don't like wool, it gets stiff if your horse sweats a lot and they're even heavier than neoprene. In Montana heat isn't too much of an issue and I haven't yet had an issue with girth galls on any of my horses. Mohair is certainly very soft - but even though the bamboo cinches aren't touted as being softer than mohair, the ones I've felt certainly are.

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@trailhorserider The bamboo cinches are softer than the mohair ones. I used mohair almost exclusively in Nevada since it is much more breathable and felt nicer than cotton and sometimes a wool cinch on occasion. I don't like wool, it gets stiff if your horse sweats a lot and they're even heavier than neoprene. In Montana heat isn't too much of an issue and I haven't yet had an issue with girth galls on any of my horses. Mohair is certainly very soft - but even though the bamboo cinches aren't touted as being softer than mohair, the ones I've felt certainly are.

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Okay, you probably have more cinch experience than I do, lol! I have never tried wool or neoprene. The bamboo cinch I have is soft, but more like cotton rope soft, not as soft as my mohair ones. It will be interesting to see how it washes.
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I am realllly curious if these are actually made by Mustang... or by Jerry Beagley Braiding Co.

Mustang is located in Van Alstyne (Or Howe?) Texas about an hour and 15 south of me. Jerry though is in Durant, OK out by the airport. He makes cinches for Billy Cook Sulphur, Paul Taylor/SRS out of Pilot Point, and many many other companies. I've even seen some with his own name on them. I've known him for years... and every now and then I'll see a Jerry Beagley roping saddle for sale. He's an old school cowboy and competitive roper who makes a TON OF CINCHES for a living.

I may have to investigate this... because now I'm super curious.

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