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Re: [RC] Mohair cinches - Elizabeth Walker

It'll be a scrum...  I would LOVE to find a mohair girth with elastic!

On Jul 30, 2009, at 12:47 PM, Kristen A Fisher wrote:

I swear, if someone would make a string/mohair girth with elastic they would make a bloody fortune.
I would be the first in line.

From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Elizabeth Walker
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2009 10:46 AM
To: Ridecamp
Subject: Re: [RC] Mohair cinches

Caisson is built round, so there is some 'roll' if the saddle isn't tight enough.  However, because there is no elastic in these girths, If it is tightened too much, he will get swelling where the buckles sit (on one side only).  I believe that is because he is extra-sensitive on that side due to a bee sting a few years ago.  I added sheepskin to make an extra buckle backing, and as long as I don't have the cinch cranked too tight, everything works fine.  I tighten it just enough to be snug.  I tighten to one hole below the final position so I can mount.  It is fairly snug at that point.  Then I mount and walk around a few steps, and check.  It is usually obviously loose, so I tighten it one hole so that it is snug again, but not tight.

[RC] Mohair cinches, Sandy Adams
Re: [RC] Mohair cinches, Elizabeth Walker
RE: [RC] Mohair cinches, Kristen A Fisher