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.