What cinch for my horse?
I'm totally new to western, and there's a lot of choices when it comes to cinches!
I have a short backed, downhill, mutton withered and slightly overweight Morgan x QH. His girth groove is very forward close to his armpits and while he's never developed girth galls with my English girths, those were contoured for a forward girth groove. My saddle has 7/8ths rigging.
Ideally I'd like to get a mohair string girth for the breathability, but some people I've asked said I'd need a roper cinch if I want that saddle to stay put, and a straight cinch would have to be way over tightened. Others say I should go with a straight cinch, so he doesn't get galls and that the roper style doesn't make much of a difference. A few have told me to not bother with string girths at all, save my money and buy something neoprene.
So I'd like to ask the opinion of the internet. What type of cinch should I use? I'm not roping or doing anything crazy, but I do want my saddle to stay put and be comfortable for the horse.