Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Assuming the horse has a saddle that fits, cinch that doesn't pinch and no other internal problems, this is quite an easy fix. Do like CowboyBob said above (thanks, saved me from typing all that out!), also when you go to do up her cinch, go slow. Every horse I have trained to saddle is never cinchy/girthy because I have always done this - tighten a little, then pick out one hoof, go back and tighten a little more, pick out another hoof, etc, till all hooves are picked out and the saddle is tightened. Combines the chores as well, you have to clean your horses' feet before you ride anyways, might as well make it part of the saddling process, also when picking up the feet, the horse moves his weight around, settling in the cinch better. Good Luck.