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    09-26-2013, 01:14 AM
For cutting, I'd stick with a simple straight girth. That way, there will be enough room for their elbows to really move without the cinch interfering.

You might take a look at your saddle and see how it's rigged. A saddle with a full rigging (as far forward as it can go, the center of the front cinch D is straight below the middle of the swell) is really hard to find a horse that it actually fits on without having the cinch too far forward.
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    09-26-2013, 05:08 PM
Ok does classic equine account for the stretching? Or do I need. To account for that when I order ?

The cinch was to Close the first time I rode him, I moved it back to about 3 inchs from the front legs does that sound about right? I do strech him everytime I saddle him up
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    09-26-2013, 05:10 PM
I'm thinking my saddle may be full rigging I don't really know I bought it 2nd hand and it fit my other horse perfect but I sold her and got a new horse and I'm starting to wonder if it isn't fitting him just right,

Ok ill try strait cinch, my wife has one ill try before I buy
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    09-26-2013, 05:25 PM
Normally you wouldn't need to stretch but if you're having issues like you are I would just to see if that helps
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    09-26-2013, 05:44 PM
Yeah I know but I just do it as part of my saddle up routine
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    09-26-2013, 06:40 PM
Originally Posted by jesse horner    
Ok does classic equine account for the stretching? Or do I need. To account for that when I order ?
IMO, I'd find a place that sells them so you can check out the variations in sizes... And there were a lot.

We have a 36 in the Smart Cinch. I wanted to allow for 1-2" of stretching. The 34 in the Alpaca was the same size as the 36 in the Smart Cinch. We wound up with a 32 in the Classic Equine and it works great.
    09-26-2013, 06:59 PM
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I recommend the generic diaper rash cream for girth galls. I have several more sensitive horses that I have to use it as a preventative.
    09-26-2013, 11:47 PM
For being in texas there isn't many places around to check them out:s. Ill try the Rash cream thanks.
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    09-27-2013, 12:44 AM
I've found that the 100% mohair or alpaca cinches will have some stretch to them. The last mohairs I bought were 28" out of the box but after some use, they are now 30". I'm not sure if the "blended" cinches will stretch because I don't buy those.

As for your rigging, do you have a picture of your saddle from the side so we can see the position of the front cinch D ring? If not, you can look at the link below and it will give you an idea of which one you've got.

Your Complete Guide to Saddle Rigging

Unfortunately, the full rigging, which is one of the most common ones, isn't the one that fits most horses. When saddling most normal built horses with a full rigging you run into one of two problems. If you set the saddle forward enough for the bars to be in the right place, just behind the shoulder blade, then the cinch is too close to the front legs. If you set the saddle back where the cinch is in the right position, then the saddle itself is too far back and you run the risk of soring a horse's back.

It can be such a pain trying to get a good saddle that fits your horse and works for the discipline you are wanting to do.
    09-27-2013, 09:50 PM
Smrobs, right on... We only had a full rigging on our Big Horn. We got a second saddle (High Horse) that allowed us to switched to a 7/8 rigging as well as got the Alpaca girth. That seemed to help our boy.

Greentree, we love diaper rash cream and not only for girth galls.

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