I love Wild West Mohair Roper! Just received my 2cd one with a third on order. I ride distance and these girths breathe and stretch with my horse. The buckle wool felt back is the ticket.... cushions with minimal sweat mark, no slip, no gall... absolutely superior to leather or neoprene buckle backs. Excellent quality with custom colors and true to size. All my other girths are just collecting dust in the barn;)
Our Mohair Girths are handmade here in California using premium 100% Mohair and stainless steel hardware. We can make any size in a variety of colors. Price changes depending on size and style. Girths have one D ring on the front so they are put on the same direction every time and the knots adjust to custom fit your horses barrel. We stabilize the girths with machine sewn mohair wrapped centers that hold up for heavy duty use. We use only natural fiber materials in our girths including a generous wool buckle backing. Dressage girths come standard with buckle backs. Jumping length girths as traditionally made, do not come with buckle backs. All girths are custom 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 rides 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. After using our girths and cinches many riders 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.
Contour Roper Style: Double strands with a wider center and narrower top for better weight distribution and less width behind elbow. Our most popular option that can have more than one color in the body.
Straight Style: 14 strand traditional girth.
Split Style: Girth is only together in the center. Then two separate pieces come out to the buckles. Fantastic and advised for a V girthing system, Y system, Western conversion or a Criss Cross system. For example a Ultralight works great with this girth. It increases the surface area of weight distribution and reduces bulk in the armpit to prevent rubbing. Allows the girth to follow the path of your billets. Not advised if your billets come straight down together.
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.
Available on request: Twist colors. These can frequently change. Please look at the mohair colors and write in the notes which one you would like. If not available we will use the solid main body color you choose as a backup. New buckles for 1" billets that are multiple layers and too thick to easily slide through standard buckles. Great for a ultralight. Please request thick style English buckles in the notes section. Girths especially made for Free N Easy V Girthing systems with a different length of front and back billets. Please choose as split girth, then choose the size of longer portion of girth and write in the notes on your order the shorter portion size. Miniature horse or pony girths. Please choose a 18" then write in notes that this is for a miniature. Standard mini size is a 14" girth.
To see all the 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 girth 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 girths 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 bought the mohair roper over a year ago and I could not be more pleased. The felt buckle backing is the best! Far superior to the neoprene or leather backed mohair girths! I have put 100+ grueling/ technical miles on this girth, besides normal training miles, with zero galling/flaking issues. I can cinch up a little loser, give my guy more breathing room... the roper covers more area and it appears the mohair fibers cling, resist slipping and moving about even on the steepest terrain. I am ordering another one right now. FYI, have a hand full of neoprene and leather buckle backed girths for sale... cheap;)
This girth is beautifully crafted with soft mohair and the roper shape allows for plenty of elbow freedom. I've ridden with it for a week now and my very, very sensitive mare approves!
Excellent workmanship. I always order my girths from this store. I have 4 that I use for different horses and saddles. Recommend them anytime. 5 Stars Review!
This girth was made exactly how I asked it to be done. It was shipped in a timely manner and the quality is great. The colors are vibrant too. My horse has stopped galling after rides now with the mohair instead of neoprene that I was using. I got the split style works which woks well with my saddle that has y style billets. If I need another made, I will come back here for sure! Thanks
I loved my first ones so much that I have purchased a second one! The girth holds the saddle in place without slippage, and doesn’t pull the saddle forward/backward, the separation of the girth helps it stay in place. Also, no galling! One of the best things I have done for Mariah!
The custom mohair roper girth I ordered is PERFECT. Excellent quality and well made. Thank you very much!
Just received this in the mail and it is lovely! Looks to have beautiful workmanship. I will add to this review after I have used it on my very sensitive mule.
This mohair girth is great for my saddle, it's soft and looks well made. I've only used it 3 times so far, two short rides on the ranch where I board and a 20 mile training ride. So far it's great!
This girth is a beautiful work of art in black, red, & grey. The quality is wonderful, the yarn is thick, soft, and strong. Highly recommend!
Love the quality and colors! Thank you!
Love the quality and colors! Thank you!
My girth turned out beautiful and was sent to me very fast!!
I don't buy any others now, the best hair, colors and workmanship - I just ordered our 4th. The older ones are still soft and gorgeous!
Love it. Works perfectly for my horse.
They are pretty, perfectly functional and safe for my horse's skin, and they stand up to some serious use!
Elicia made me a beautiful girth and matching reins. The reins are so soft in my hands, I love them.
The quality on these girths is incredible. I haven't had a single girth gall since I started using them (including on a 200 mile/ 4 day) ride. They are also really durable. I accidentally put them through the washer and dryer, which is not a good idea, but they held up beautifully despite my abuse.
I've put a year of solid riding on this girth and it has held up remarkably well. No complaints from my super sensitive horse, excellent quality, and very happy with how willing Elicia was to work with me on a custom size and answer my questions about caring for the girth. Ridden in all conditions, and up to 75 miles at once, no problems. Thank you!
These girths are top notch! The workmanship is excellent and the color combinations available are endless makes owning many very easy! I have used this girth on five different horses without any issues at all. I'm looking forward to ordering another in purple for my stud muffin. Cheers, diane xoxo
Absolutely love these beautiful handmade pieces. Have put lots of miles on my girths by HnW and they hold up beautifully