Mane hair cinchas
are a natural fiber which works well on most
horses---particularly when started in the winter so the
horse's own hair coat can shed and pack the cinch. Mane
hair, unlike mohair, clings to hair. As a result, cinchas do
not have to be tightened as much (this is not to say that
you don't need to check your cincha, etc. Always check and
The fibers can be
rinsed, will not clog up and be used for years. Regular
sizes run 28-36 inches. They look wonderful on historic
saddle displays as well.
After being wet with sweat, rain or crossing a creek the hair will stretch roughly 1 inch, so be prepared to check your cincha and adjust accordingly.