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Our Mohair Cinches are made in California using premium 100% Mohair and stainless steel hardware. We can make any size in a variety of colors and styles. We make our centers with 2 Dees, heavy webbing, wrapped with mohair, and machine sewn over the top that hold up for heavy duty use. All cinches are made to your specification and may take up to 4-6 weeks to produce.
WWEC Girths and Cinches have been used in events like Tevis, 100 miles races and multi day rides. They are our most popular item. Very successful endurance riders like Heather R, Mark M, Karen C, Dave R and Diane S use them. Many riders after using our girths and cinches report no longer having girth rubs or heat / friction issues, better saddle stabilization and happier horses. No product will fix issues for every horse. If you have a horse having girth problems please contact us for possible solutions.
Regular Style: 17 strands
Roper Style: More strands of mohair, normal width at top gradually widening to the center for better weight distribution. Standard is 27 strands. We can do 23-29 strands on request, please tell us in the notes.
Cutter Style: Double strands of mohair but woven straight.
Y Style: A normal front cinch with attached 19 strand Y cinch for your rear latigos. Great option for back country riding or a mule. We make ours a little different with the rear Y portion being 4-5" long to fit better around your equines barrel. Please write in notes if you would like a different length or amount of strands. More info and pictures coming.
Optional upgrades: Roller Buckles: Adds a buckle at one end with a roller. Buckle Backs: Wool backing sew in behind the buckles. Brass hardware available on request.
DESIGN OPTIONS Artists choice: Depending on time and materials on hand you could get the standard main with accent color or something fancy for no additional cost. Keep it simple: one body color with minimal accent color. Make it fancy: your girth could have two body colors, more than one accent color, a upgraded D ring and possibly more. Custom Design: you know exactly what you want and will tell me in the notes. I'll do my best to recreate your vision.
To see Mohair color options: Mohair Colors
Dyed mohair is not guaranteed color fast. We've tried to photograph the available mohair colors but dye lots do vary and monitors may present colors differently. Wool comes in natural and dyed black. Items are custom made for you so they may take anywhere from 4-6 weeks to ship out. Please e-mail us for a exact shipment time. To figure out sizing please measure your current cinch with it on your horse girthed up or the ends pulled apart with pressure. Not sitting flat on a table and don't trust the measurement on the tag. If your current girth has elastic please go up one or two sizes. Mohair does not stretch or shrink. But it can adjust slightly over the first few rides as it gets dirty, generally not more than 1/2". We make our cinches as close to size as possible but this is a art form and slight deviations are possible.
What is mohair?
Mohair is the lustrous and strong hair of the Angora goat. Often referred to as the "diamond fiber," the distinctive properties of mohair have made it a highly desired fiber for clothing and home furnishings. Prior to the development of synthetics, mohair was the fiber of choice for horse cinches. Due to the increased demand for quality products, today's saddle makers and horseman have rediscovered the benefits of mohair for cinches and girths, as well as breast collars and reins.
• Natural fiber.
• Is hair and will not shrink like wool.
• Soft luxurious hand and rich luster combine with great durability for a long lasting product.
• High affinity for dyes, produces exceptional colors.
• Resilient, is not easily crushed or matted.
• Wicks moisture.
• Horses appear to like the smell.
Refunds are only accepted in new condition within 30 days and have a 40% restocking fee. Some custom items are not returnable.
I love my beautiful, handmade mohair girth by HnW! It looks great after a season of hard use and I get a lot of comments on the colors!
I've used a black HnW mohair western style mohair girth on a few 50's now, and several training rides and it is great. It rinses clean in a bucket of water very easily (do not run it through a washer with a spin cycle). The best part is how soft it is, the horses are very comfortable in it. I was concerned about the heat with it being black but in side by side tests with both of my horses together and this girth compared to a natural colored mohair it was impossible to tell any difference.