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        10-28-2012, 01:40 PM
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    By the way, if you use a flank cinch, you tighten the flank cinch FIRST. Of course, you do up the front cinch, then the flank cinch, but you finish the tightening of the flank cinch before the front. AND, the flank cinch should not hang down a several inches off the horse's belly. It should be in contact with tension. It will,cof course, loosen once you mount, just like the front cinch will.
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        10-28-2012, 01:59 PM
    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    This is poppycock. It is not a crutch for illfitting saddles. A well designed Western saddle is MADE to be used with two cinches. IF you use only the front, you are getting only a portion of the correctness of the tree.

    A well designed Western saddle used with only one cinch is the hallmark of a lazy rider. I know, I am one.
    No, I do know of people who put a back cinch on to hold down the back of their saddle when it clearly doesn't fit with the front bearing down on the horse and the back up in the air.

    It's not meant to be that way and is entirely incorrect in its purpose, but that is one of the ways people use a back cinch.
        10-28-2012, 02:29 PM
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    That may be so, but that does not mean the back cinch was "meant" for such a use.
        10-28-2012, 02:32 PM
    Green Broke
    A back cinch is not a fix for an ill fitting saddle.

    There are about 6 different rigging positions, depending on the rigging placement determines whether a back cinch would be beneficial. Otherwise just because I am roping does that mean I need a back cinch on a centerfire?
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