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Dec
10
Why Use Mohair Cinches?

"From the mountain tops of Mongolia and the plains of Argentina, the rolling hills of Scotland and the western ranges of America, hair based cinches have been used for centuries. They were made from wool, mohair, camel hair, horse hair and even human hair."

In the 1960's synthetic saddle pads, cinches and other synthetic tack began influencing the market promoted on the basis of easier care for the human. They were certainly cheaper, but also phased out the hands of individual craftsman, the farmers raising angora goats and the spinners who spun the mohair into beautiful mohair cord. These profits now started filling the pockets of large corporate companies like Monsanto.

The natural horsemanship movement has many realizing the need to look at our tack in a new light. This rise in consciousness began a return of craftsmanship, the art of new and colorful cinch designs and the return of profits to the people. Personal service, quality and a sustainable circle from farmer to spinner to local craftsman and independent business...RECLAIMING A SMALL PIECE OF THE CORPORATE MACHINE!

Yes, these handcrafted, 100% Mohair Cinches are certainly more expensive but their value is priceless.

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