Thanks Joe!! I'll look into Montana cinches further.
That's great! I hope she'll have some ideas and recommendations for me!
Gottatrot, I have seen the same cinch on another site and it is listed as having 1 inch buckles. Sooooo close though!! Thanks for looking!
Nicolerm, I'll look into that. I have been emailing several custom cinch makers, so am just waiting to hear if they can do it/what it would cost.
Wow. I've never heard that before. I guess I don't get how it causes any more pressure than a regular cinch. Could you explain a little further?
As to the why, I like the fact that it is wider, but doesn't interfere with the horse's elbows. I know when I am carrying stuff, a thicker handle is much more comfortable than a thin one. I figured the same probably holds true for my horse.
I've used both straight cinches and roper cinches on my horses and they seem to like the roper style better. However, I am interested in hearing how it could be bad.