Mohair comes from the Angora Goat; a highly sought-after fiber, it is the choice of many riders across all disciplines. Oftentimes, large companies blend mohair with wool (because of the high cost of 100% mohair cord compared to a wool blended cord). At Big Sky Mohair Cinches, we only use 100% Mohair on our cinches.
Highly breathable (when heat and sweat can be wicked away from the horse's skin, this reduces the likelihood that a horse will get sores)
Slightly elastic- will "give" slightly while in use, which allows the horse to expand through the rib cage, and use his lungs properly.
Will return to original length, and will not stretch out over time. Because it is hair, it will always return back to it's original length after use. This is unlike a blended fiber cinch, which can stretch out over time!
Hypoallergenic properties- even sensitive horses do great with 100% mohair!
Oftentimes, people group store bought "cord" cinches in with Mohair; how cotton, Rayon, and wool function as cinch material should not be confused with one that is 100% Mohair! Chances are, if the cost brand new is less than $75, you could be getting a blended fiber, and not the real deal.
For additional information on how to properly measure/fit your cinch, please click the link below to read our collaborative article written by Cavvy Savvy!