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    11-17-2012, 11:31 PM
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Weanling
Is my cinch too long?

Hello just wondering if this cinch is too long for my mare, she measures 14'2 hh and I put a 32'' cinch. Would love to know if it's too long and if I should downsize to a 30'' instead.

Im confused because I real a lot that you measure the horse heart girth which is what I did and gave me 33.5 so 34..so that is not accurate because a 34 would be too big. At first I had a 30'' on her then thought it was a bit too small so I upgraded to a 32'' and then my coach said my cinch was a tad too long and should go with a 30''. I'm so confused HELP PLEASE!!

Here's a picture of my mare with a 32'' cinch

THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME USING IT SO IT KINDA STRETCHED OUT A LITTLE BIT and I am also aware that my saddle is sitting to far forward...

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    11-17-2012, 11:36 PM
  #2
Foal
Is it about the same place on the other side?
     
    11-17-2012, 11:36 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Looks good to me! Love the hand prints!
     
    11-17-2012, 11:59 PM
  #4
Trained
Would love to know where it is on the other side. Looks fine on this side.
     
    11-18-2012, 12:06 AM
  #5
Green Broke
If the rings line up straight underneath and the cinch is even on both sides, your good! You don't want the cinch rings wayyyy down on the elbow.
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    11-18-2012, 12:08 AM
  #6
Green Broke
From the looks of it to me, where the breast collar attaches to the cinch under the horse, it is either even or more to this side, so I say its not too long. IMO,
     
    11-18-2012, 12:08 AM
  #7
Weanling
For those who asked if it was equal on the other side here are two other pictures :) Im pretty sure it's equal, I always check if the d-ring is aligned in the middle

And don't forget that like I said, it stretched out since I used it so now it comes a bit higher than that, wish I had a recent picture to show it but I don't..

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    11-19-2012, 08:09 PM
  #8
Foal
I think its fine I would come up a hole on the right side I always like my cinch to be a little higher on that side and then I have more play to cinch with. That's just me!
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    11-19-2012, 11:58 PM
  #9
Weanling
If I do that, the d-rings will not be centered anymore
     
    11-20-2012, 12:11 AM
  #10
Green Broke
It seems fine. I allways want the d rings to be centered, and not too much latigo on either side.
     

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