Originally Posted by whispering willow
so how would you know it fits just right? For example like fitting two fingers or a hand etc.?
Loose enough so that they can breathe and move around without it pressed up against their skin but tight up enough so that there isn't a chance of them getting a foot hung up if they were to scratch their belly or something caught in it out on a trail.
Generally an inch or so off the belly. I just had to take my back cinch off because my mare decided to start stocking up for winter and I can't buckle it anymore.
My saddle fits that I don't need it..I just don't like those billet straps flapping around because they aren't removable. Le sigh.