Mohair is a premium natural hair-fiber that is derived from the Angora Goat. Due to its many benefits, it is highly desired in the equine industry for cinches, breast collars, etc.
Here are a few of the benefits of 100% Mohair Tack:
- All Natural
- Extremely durable, yet soft and comfortable
- Little to no shrinkage since it is a Hair Fiber
- Very easy to clean and maintain
- Wicks away moisture
- Holds dye well, and keeps its vibrant color
Keep your Mohair Tack looking GREAT:
- DO NOT excessively wash your Mohair Tack. This will greatly accelerate any fading and/ or felting. Felting will happen over time with use but does not impair any functionality.
- Horse hair will collect on the back side and this is totally normal. Do not remove it. The hair just adds to the comfort of your horse.
- Keep an eye on your horse while it’s tied, rubbing can cause excess felting.
- Mohair does not hold up well in extreme brushy or overgrown terrain, nor extremely damp climates.
- Do not use a brush on the front side of your Mohair Tack, this will only snag the cords.
- Try to avoid spraying Mohair Tack with any fly spray. Chemicals in fly spray can accelerate color fading.
- Mohair Tack should be stored in a dry, inside location that is sealed and free of rodents and/or insects.
Mohair does a wonderful job of keeping itself clean and hardly needs washed!
Maintenance Clean: Once dry - use your fingers to gently dust off any dirt or mud. You can use a soft brush if needed on the BACK SIDE of your tack (side against the horse).
Deep Clean: This should only be done occasionally (1- 2 times a year max) to prevent any excess felting and/ or fading. Remove any leather pieces and place mohair into a bucket of cold water. Add a dime sized amount of non-detergent, natural soap (I recommend a gentle baby shampoo ). Gently swirl around and agitate using your hands. Remove from bucket, gently rinse with cold water, and lay flat to dry onto a clean surface (out of direct sunlight).
DO NOT EVER PUT MOHAIR IN A WASHING MACHINE OR DRYER. This will ruin your tack.