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post #1 of 20 Old 05-21-2020, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #2 of 20 Old 05-21-2020, 08:07 PM
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My horses are trail horses. I have used 27 strand roping girths on all of my saddles for any body type for as long as I can remember.

They come in all blends of materials.

https://www.statelinetack.com/item/w...SABEgKQz_D_BwE
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post #3 of 20 Old 05-21-2020, 09:28 PM
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Wider cinch distributes pressure over a larger area to me reduces chances of sores.
Just as in English girths, western cinches once snugged...
Gently stretch the front legs forward from the knee lifting gently forward and up so the folds of skin caught under the cinch/girth are removed = less chance of sores.
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post #4 of 20 Old 05-21-2020, 11:38 PM
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Just an FYI don't order from stateline tack. I ordered a fly mask it took a week and half ,before they shipped.

Another four days before I got mask. Ridiculously slow.

When I can order from Big D's and get item in 4 days. There shipping time is only two days slower then before covid-19.

If cinch is something you want in a timely manner ,stateline tack isn't one to order from.
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post #5 of 20 Old 05-21-2020, 11:50 PM
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I like roping cinches. Mohair is my preferred material.

I'm not a fan of neoprene. They hold heat, and dirt, weed seeds, etc tends to build up on the edges where the horses' sweat gathers.
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post #6 of 20 Old 05-22-2020, 07:04 AM
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Just an FYI don't order from stateline tack. I ordered a fly mask it took a week and half ,before they shipped.
That's not fair Rambo...
I've never ordered from Stateline and not had fast order fulfillment & delivery occur.
Most of the time if a delay it is because they are out of stock The website puts a warning of estimated extended fulfillment/delivery time...or if you phone in your order customer service advises.
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post #7 of 20 Old 05-22-2020, 07:08 AM
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I think it depends on where you are Rambo and what warehouse it comes out of. I have ordered from there several times because of those little gift certificates. I've had items here the next day on a 3 to 5 day ground ship but most shipping notification came that day or at least within 3. Seems to be if I order later in the day it is on top of next days pick list. Earlier in the day and it drags out. My one bad experience was over a $3.50 jump bat. I ordered in March and didn't get it until May. Long story of bad customer service to go with that one. It was an item I supposedly received next day except someone confused jump bat with $200 incubator. It has the word bat in it right? I did receive the incubator next day on a 3-5 day ship.

A many strand mohair would be what I went with.
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post #8 of 20 Old 05-22-2020, 09:11 AM
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I for one love Stateline tack - the only place I order my winter blankets from. Their customer service has always went above and beyond for me. The snaps on one of the blankets I had all broke within the first month of wear, and I just sent an email just so they would know that a manufacturing error may be happening...I didn't expect anything to come from it. Instead, they emailed me back saying that a set of snaps were on their way. That blanket had two snaps on it and they sent me 6 replacement snaps. Great place!

Anyways, on the topic of cinches, I am one of the few on this forum that do not like mohair cinches, but I do know that they sometimes work on the horses that nothing else will work with. I just do not like cleaning them.

I have used a Professional Choice Ventech cinch that I really like, though it is neoprene. I have never had things collect around the cinch because of the material. Yes, my horse sweats a bit more, but he has never been bothered. I also have one of the Professional Choice felt cinches that I also liked, but I don't like that felt likes attracting weed seeds to get tangled in them.

The real question is - why the heck aren't there a lot of leather western cinches on the market? I love leather English girths, and I think I would like the results of a leather western cinch.

This anatomical leather girth may fit your needs:https://www.actionridertack.com/Bare...ch-p/g-wes.htm

I've also heard good things about Total Saddle Fit girths, they come in lots of different materials while being anatomical: https://www.ridingwarehouse.com/Tota...ge-TSFWFC.html

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post #9 of 20 Old 05-22-2020, 09:34 AM
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Just an FYI don't order from stateline tack. I ordered a fly mask it took a week and half ,before they shipped.

Another four days before I got mask. Ridiculously slow.

When I can order from Big D's and get item in 4 days. There shipping time is only two days slower then before covid-19.

If cinch is something you want in a timely manner ,stateline tack isn't one to order from.
Like Rambo I have had slow shipment from Stateline, But I have had very good customer service from them when I had a problem with an item. I just try to order when it is something I need now. For those items I buy local. When buying online Stateline and Chicks are my favorites to deal with.
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post #10 of 20 Old 05-22-2020, 10:10 AM
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We had a very wide mutton withered mare and I don't think the type of cinch made much difference in holding the saddle in place. I much prefer a mohair cinch with a felt cinch as my second choice. I have found neoprene to be hot and crack with age. The only downside to mohair is it collects hair and will need to be cleaned frequently.
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