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She bites, pins her ears, and jolts to the side...HELP!?

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        02-11-2009, 04:30 PM

    If this is the cinch you are using, you need to drop it a few inches. Does it come that high on the near side also?
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        02-11-2009, 04:45 PM
    I agree with mls is that the girth could be dropped down a few inches. If it just as high on the near side perhap you should think about a smaller girth. Also I disagree with the statement that 34"-36" is an average girth size. I'm fairly certain, when speaking in averages, that 32" is the most common western girth size.
        02-11-2009, 04:50 PM
    I agree with both mls and onetoomany, it really could not hurt to drop it down a few inches. I also agree that 34-36 is not the "average" size. I have a large quarter horse mare that takes a 32" just fine. I would evaluate the near side, and potentially purchase a smaller girth.
        02-11-2009, 05:54 PM
    I was going to suggest a thicker pad for the too big saddle, but if that's the pad your using, I have the same pad so I know it is very thick and heavy. Its also difficult to get a good cinch down with it. That said you might try getting off and tightening up the saddle after about 30 minutes. It may be starting to slip and rub.

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