Benefits of a Mohair Cinch.

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100% Mohair cinch, made by Kay Schrock

100% Mohair cinch, made by Kay Schrock

People have different needs and desires when choosing a cinch for their horse.  I would like to highlight the benefits of a mohair cinch.  Mohair cinchas were traditionally used before synthetic fibers came onto the scene.  More and more horse owners are going back to this traditional fiber.

When selecting a cinch for your horse, care should be taken in selecting material that is comfortable for the horse, as well as durable. It is easy to overlook the importance of a comfortable cinch.  When a cinch is uncomfortable, it can start or exacerbate ‘cinchy’ problems.  I like the natural fibers of the mohair cinch for several reasons.

It is a natural fiber – hair from the angora goat.  This means it is great for horses with sensitive skin who might react to synthetic cinchas.

It is breathable and strong.

Wicks moisture away from your horse.

Very soft and comfortable.

Takes dyes well, allowing beautiful custom colors to be used.

Easy to care for.

Very resilient fibers, which means that it doesn’t crush or mat easily.

It is hair – not wool, so there is not much shrinkage.

Cleaning is simple; just use a stiff brush to brush away dirt occasionally. If the cinch is very dirty, you can simply rinse it gently in a bucket of water. You want to rinse out the dirt and salt buildup, but don’t try to get all the horsehair out. The horses’ hair fills up the cracks in the cinch cords, and felts with the mohair to make the cinch even more comfortable to the horse. After you wash a cinch, lay it out to dry.  After it dries it may shrink a bit, but it will stretch out again with use.

You may want to consider the benefits of a mohair cinch, the next time you are choosing a cinch. With a properly tied cinch, it should last for years.

Custom mohair cinch - made to match the saddle pad.

Custom mohair cinch – made to match the saddle pad.

If you would like to order a custom mohair cinch, you may contact me through my blog or email me.

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About Kay Schrock

Kay is a ranch wife and mom of four kids. She has loved horses from a young age, and believes every little girl should have the opportunity to ride. Kay enjoys cooking for the ranch crew, photographing the ranch lifestyle, and writing stories. She loves...

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