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I always washed mine, worked fine.

Take the garden hose and a slicker brush. Hang the cinch up and hose it good. You don't even need soap. Use the slicker as you hose it off to loosen the hair and stuff. Rinse top to bottom and let dry, then once it's dried fluff with the slicker again.

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The barn I worked at used those kind (girths though) for english as well. I always washed them (along with my blankets). You can wrap rags around the buckles and secure them with rubber bands if you're worried about banging :) Then I hung them out to dry in the sun.

I will say though, that I always got leather for myself because I much preferred just wiping it down with a damp sponge + saddle soap daily to having one more thing to wash and dry ;) Neoprene would be the same way I would imagine!
 

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I always wondered if certain girths were "hotter" for horses to wear in warm weather than others (leather v. fleece v. neoprene) - hope you like the new ones!
 

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I think I've seen the most chafing with neoprene, but that was with horses that were training hard in the summer - working to a lather regularly, etc.

My favorite is leather, but it all really depends on what works best for your horse.
 

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I've never seen a leather western cinch. Of course, I live in BFE when it comes to horse stuff which is why I have to buy most things online.
 

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