It's the only thing I can use on my Arab mare. It has never left her a gall or rub, and I find that they provide a nice amount of stretch, along with less bulk. They wash up easily and over time become quite soft. She is extremely sensitive and thin-skinned in her girth area, and the really expensive leather girths irritate her far more than a string girth ever has.
My only issue, is finding one small enough to fit my mare. I need a 20". I have used the mohair girths as well, and they work just fine. They also wash up nicely.
If I could find them in a small enough size for my mare (new saddle has longer billets than the old one), then that would be all that I would use.
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I love my string girths, whether modern synthetic on traditional mohair. Long girth, short billets for me, but I have used a short mohair with long billets in a skin-sensitive horse successfully when that was the only saddle that fit him. You can find them on ebay or from Stubben. I don't know where else.
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I use a string girth. Have several fancy, expensive leather girths, but find that the string girth contours the best of all to the horse's barrel. Almost exclusively have I had Arabians, but it seems to work as nicely on the half-Andulusian that I am riding right now.
Try this place, they make them to order. I love mohair string girths, none of my tender horses have had problems.
I forget where I got mine, but you could ask about this on the endurance and trail forum here. Lots of endurance riders use them.
All righty, that website needs a serious update. BUT the stuff looks awesome. I presume they make a long english girth, but I can't find it. But, yes, someday I gotta get me some of that high end custom goodness!