Mohair Cinches and Breast Collars
A Handmade Mohair Cinch and BreastCollar is one of the most beautiful pieces of handmade tack you can add to your tackroom! My cinches are designed to be as tough and durable as they are beautiful. Uniquely designed with the colour theme you give me means no two cinches or breastcollars that I make are ever the same!
Mohair is the incredibly strong fibre that comes from Angora goats. Cinches and Breastcollars from Bar M are 100% natural mohair. It is a highly breathable fibre that is perfect for wicking sweat and moisture away from the horse's skin which incredibly reduces the risk of cinch soring a horse. The slight give in mohair has a little bit of play in it which allows the horse to move very freely under saddle. Unlike a blended-fibre cinch, it will not stretch over time and will always return to its original length!
Breastcollars can be made in two styles - the original breast collar and a pulling collar. A pulling collar is designed for the same purpose as a breast collar however because of the shape of it, it allows the saddle to be held in place without interferring with the movement of the horse's shoulders. A wither strap on a regular breast collar plays a very similar role and lays across the horse's wither infront of the saddle and 'lifts' the breast collar up to allow the shoulders to move freely.