Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southern California
a good way to cinch her up would be to do it gradually before you get on. I have a mare who hates to be cinched and this helps a lot. If I were them I wouldnt want to be strapped up as tight as could be all in one go either. When you put her saddle on, leave it pretty loose at first. Not so much that it will slip over, but just enough to stay on when she walks. Then give her a minute, or even walk her around a bit before tightening it up tighter. Then right before you mount make sure its as tight as you want it. If you give her a little breather between tightening it will not bother her nearly as much, if at all.