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post #1 of 14 Old 11-17-2012, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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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 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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post #2 of 14 Old 11-17-2012, 10:36 PM
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Is it about the same place on the other side?
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post #3 of 14 Old 11-17-2012, 10:36 PM
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Looks good to me! Love the hand prints!

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post #4 of 14 Old 11-17-2012, 10:59 PM
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Would love to know where it is on the other side. Looks fine on this side.

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post #5 of 14 Old 11-17-2012, 11:06 PM
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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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post #6 of 14 Old 11-17-2012, 11:08 PM
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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,

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post #7 of 14 Old 11-17-2012, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #8 of 14 Old 11-19-2012, 07:09 PM
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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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post #9 of 14 Old 11-19-2012, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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If i do that, the d-rings will not be centered anymore
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post #10 of 14 Old 11-19-2012, 11:11 PM
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It seems fine. I allways want the d rings to be centered, and not too much latigo on either side.

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