Mattes Slimline Contoured Removable Cover Western Cinch
- TWS is the longest standing retailer of Mattes western products in the UK.
- TWS is able to offer you fitting advice with your cinch purchase at no extra cost. These are expensive cinches, and we want to make sure you buy the correctly shaped cinch for your horses conformation.
- We are very knowledgeable about which cinch is required. Due to fitting them regularly during saddlefittings for years, with great results, we have a wealth of practical experience in their usage.
Advantages of the Slimline cinches: Detachable lambskin cover; flatter and slimmer, therefore more elegant plus added elbow space; simple removal of the plastic insert and quick installation after washing; visible surfaces in leather, available in black, brown and champagne coloured leather. The wool colour can be selected from Mattes range of full colours.
This is a fantastic item for horse comfort as it spreads the weight over the sternum better than many other cinches and is cut back behind the elbow allowing the horse more space for movement than a traditional straight cinch.
PLEASE NOTE: this design of cinch is not kept in stock and are special order. They will take up to 4 weeks to arrive.
This cinch comes with a removable cover. This cinch comes complete with cinch and cover. The cinches and covers are available separately – please contact to order.
This cinch is also a good choice for treeless saddles as you can do this up a little tighter without damaging the muscles over the sternum.
Western cinch girth – Contoured – Complete made with 100% genuine sheepskin and stainless steel cinch buckles. The interior of the cinch girth incorporates Poly-flex® for optimum pressure distribution and a soft edge to protect against chafing whilst allowing freedom of movement in the elbow area. The buckle flap edges are tapered to prevent any pressure ridges. A ‘D’ ring is incorporated for use with a breast collar and a rear cinch.
Ideal for ponies/horses whose belly/rib cage confirmation moves the girth forward. These shaped cinches are good for nearly all shapes of horse, due to the greater weight bearing comfort and the space for elbow movement.
The standard centre piece measures approximately 13.5cm from front to back.
Fully tightened, the distance between the lower edge of the skirt edge and the buckle end should be maximum 15cm. Always measure on the fully cinched horse. It is imperative to girth evenly and symmetrically on both sides.
To ensure that the centre of the cinch girth does not twist or curl between the horses elbows, a shaped insert is located in the central pocket. Before washing, the shaped insert should be removed from the pocket and be re-inserted before use.
Ideal for ponies/horses which requires more freedom of movement in the elbow area due to a more forward girth groove.
If you have a pale coloured horse, please be advised to choose the lighter colour sheepskins, as on occasion the dye has run when wet. Please see the colour charts in the gallery photos, or click the links below.
Fading of the wools‘ surface is also possible. This is due to the composition of the horses’ sweat, which can be different from horse to horse. Velvet wears better than the cotton quilt.
If the size you need is not here, please contact TWS, as Mattes can make any size required.
Washing & care instructions for Mattes items are here.
Please note, that custom orders take up to 4 weeks to arrive.
The entire Mattes range can be ordered through TWS.