Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
A lot of horses blow up as you are cinching them. I cinch in several steps before mounting. I'll cinch up lightly, walk her, cinch up more, do leg stretches, then once more before mounting.
The other concern I would have would be saddle fit. Even if your saddle is on the loose side, it shouldn't slip so much that it goes under him if it fits properly. That is an extremely dangerous thing to have happen.
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