Originally Posted by COWCHICK77
Not a stupid question :) I think a good rule of thumb to use for pad sizing is to make sure you have at least one or two inches of pad sticking out beyond the skirts of your saddle.
As far as the cinch is concerned, I ride with a shorter cinch than most folks do. My horses range from 14-15.3H and we use 26" or 28" cinches. I realize how the horse is built will effect how long of a cinch is needed. I just make sure the cinch rings are far enough up that they don't bang on the elbow or interfere with the movement of the shoulder. But you don't want them so long that the rings end up on your pad or up next to the D on your saddle either. If you have a helper you could take a string and have them hold one on one side where you would the ring to sit then run it under his girth to the opposite side and mark it on the string where the end of ring should be, measure the length and that measurement would give you an idea of long of a cinch to order.
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Thank you for that, said in plain and simple words,,thank you very much ,,