A little about me:
I am a stay at home mom with two beautiful kids and a wonderful and supportive husband. We live in the small town of Black River Falls, WI. I made my first girth in June of 2012 and quickly found a love for it.
More about what I do:
I hand make each girth and cinch with special attention paid to cord tension. If the tension is off on even one cord, it could cause discomfort, pain, and may even lead to sores. Any cinches and girths that have cords that look looser, or a few cords that look overly tight in comparison to the rest, are ones to stay away from. A few looser or overly tight strands will cause uneven pressure on the very sensitive girth area of your equine. Below is an example of this.
In addition to proper cord tension, I don't use nylon to attach the d-rings, or for the support needed for wider cinches and girths. I instead weave in the d-rings and hand-stitch a thick piece of leather to the outside of the girth or cinch. This prevents the wider cinches from bunching, while also keeping everything as smooth and comfortable as possible against the horse.
Each girth and cinch is made with only quality materials. I use soft 100% mohair, woven onto only stainless steel or solid brass buckles. These are made to last a lifetime with proper care.
How to tell if something is not actual mohair. First off, check the listing or ad, chances are if it doesn't say it is 100% mohair it isn't. Being able to add "100% mohair" to a listing is a big seller, it is unlikely that someone would not want to have it somewhere. You can always ask what the percentage of mohair is as well. Another test is to look for obvious markers. If you see something melted (see picture below) it is no where near 100% mohair.
Any pictures found on this page are for educational purposes only. My intention is not to belittle someone else's work, I only seek to educate with the examples.
Custom handmade 100% Mohair Cinches and Girths