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    04-25-2012, 12:44 PM
  #11
Foal
First, I am riding western, so now you can all know which type of cinch I am using :)

When I cinch him up he moves around a lot, sometimes into me which I do not like at all. He will sometimes hop up a little in the front, not quite a rear but more of a crow hop. I agree that a few nips wouldn't be something worth dealing with, but I feel like the horse is a little too dangerous like this in order to not try to fix it.

I will try going slow with him, I may try using the surcingle, going a little at a time and lunging him out before tightening it again. Then repeating this process until he is more comfortable with being cinched up. Does this sound like it may work?

I will also try the other things many of you have mentioned.
     
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    04-25-2012, 04:04 PM
  #12
Started
We have a mare who will just fall over if you tighten up too fast. Just tighten up gradually, it's the best thing you can do.

My 4 year old just recently started getting cinchy, she'd pin her ears and kick, but I'd just tighten up and let her be grumpy for a minute. I knew nothing else was bothering her, because she'd get grumpy just when the cinch would brush her winter fuzzies, and do nothing when it got snug.

It's just a matter of trying different things, knowing your horse and figuring out what works best.
     
    04-25-2012, 08:53 PM
  #13
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Originally Posted by MeryaTeeBars    
First, I am riding western, so now you can all know which type of cinch I am using :)
It doesn't matter to the horse.

All the advice you have received, regardless of the user's tack, is worth considering.
     
    04-26-2012, 03:20 AM
  #14
Yearling
Another thing to consider is pain. A horse with a sore back may associate being birthed up with a rider hopping on and aggravating that back. I've found in some cases girthyness is the first sign of an I'll fitting saddle / sore back or even sore feet.
     
    04-26-2012, 04:24 AM
  #15
Foal
Thank you for the advice everyone, I will take into consideration what some of you have posted, and will try out my idea of using a surcingle and lunging as well as going back to some basics and desensitizing him a bit.
     
    04-26-2012, 04:27 AM
  #16
Foal
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Originally Posted by mildot    
It doesn't matter to the horse.

All the advice you have received, regardless of the user's tack, is worth considering.
It does in some aspects. The advice given to me by Maura in the first post had a couple things that could only be done in english tack. I understand that the cinchiness of the horse doesn't really have anything to do with the tack, but the way I fix it could.
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    04-26-2012, 07:10 AM
  #17
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Mildot,

Fyi,

Western cinches have neither buckles nor elastic, and you can not tighten one from the saddle. So the advice about going a little at a time; and walking in between, and stretching the forelegs, all applies to Western saddlery, but the rest doesn't.
     
    04-26-2012, 08:06 AM
  #18
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Originally Posted by maura    
mildot,

Fyi,

Western cinches have neither buckles nor elastic, and you can not tighten one from the saddle. So the advice about going a little at a time; and walking in between, and stretching the forelegs, all applies to Western saddlery, but the rest doesn't.
I'm aware of that. I merely told the OP that all advice was worth considering, and keep what is useful.
     

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