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!
HnW 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
Regular Style: 17 strands
Roper Style: Double amount of strands. Normal width at top gradually widening to the center for better weight distribution.
Roller Buckles: Adds a buckle at one end with a roller.
Buckle Backs: Wool backing sew in behind the buckles
Items are custom made for you so they may take anywhere from 1-4 weeks to ship out. Please e-mail us for a exact shipment time.
Multiple colors or custom patterns are available, please contact us for more information.
HnW Girths and Cinches have been used in events like Tevis, 100 miles rides and multi day rides. Very successful endurance riders like Karen Chaton and Dave Rabe 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.
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.
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.