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    07-02-2010, 05:33 PM
Western Girth a Cinch?

I recently acquired a Western saddle and would like to know how to cinch it. My friends and I ride English but I would like to start Western too. Does anyone know of a website that shows how to cinch it up!?
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    07-02-2010, 05:37 PM
There are a few ways to do it, but here's a tutorial showing one of them.
Tie a Western Cinch - How to Tie a Western Cinch
    07-02-2010, 05:52 PM
That is a good tutorial SO. Though I will mention that many western saddles have a 'keeper' that is attached just below the swell on the near side that you pull the excess latigo through instead of tying it around the d-ring.

    07-02-2010, 06:11 PM
Originally Posted by smrobs    
That is a good tutorial SO. Though I will mention that many western saddles have a 'keeper' that is attached just below the swell on the near side that you pull the excess latigo through instead of tying it around the d-ring.

Yes, that's a good thing to do.

Some people also just make another loop through the D ring and leave the small amount of latigo down.

Both ways work, but the way smrobs showed is ideal.
    07-02-2010, 06:16 PM
I use the method shown in the tuturial. I like it much better. =) I think its just personal preference.
    07-02-2010, 06:16 PM
Using a keeper is also more practical if you have to constantly adjust your cinch like I do when I am roping or working cattle.
    07-02-2010, 06:19 PM
Thank you Standing Ovation! That tutorial is great! Also, thank you paint mom and smrobs for the tips and advice. :)
    07-02-2010, 06:22 PM
What ever works best and is easiest! :) lol Thanks
    07-02-2010, 06:26 PM
My saddle doesn't have a keeper... I have no choice LOL. =)
    07-06-2010, 10:02 PM
Thought I'd jump in and mention that we show both methods of tying a cinch on our "How To Tie a Western Cinch" page where smrobs found the photo he posted.
How To Tie A Western Cinch

We also have a series of other handy "how-to's" that you may find helpful:
Western Saddle How To's - Western Tack

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