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    07-02-2010, 04:33 PM
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Foal
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, 04:37 PM
  #2
Foal
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, 04:52 PM
  #3
Showing
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, 05:11 PM
  #4
Foal
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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, 05:16 PM
  #5
Yearling
I use the method shown in the tuturial. I like it much better. =) I think its just personal preference.
     
    07-02-2010, 05:16 PM
  #6
Showing
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, 05:19 PM
  #7
Foal
Thank you Standing Ovation! That tutorial is great! Also, thank you paint mom and smrobs for the tips and advice. :)
     
    07-02-2010, 05:22 PM
  #8
Foal
What ever works best and is easiest! :) lol Thanks
     
    07-02-2010, 05:26 PM
  #9
Yearling
My saddle doesn't have a keeper... I have no choice LOL. =)
     
    07-06-2010, 09:02 PM
  #10
Foal
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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