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post #11 of 14 Old 02-11-2009, 03:30 PM
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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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post #12 of 14 Old 02-11-2009, 03:45 PM
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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.
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post #13 of 14 Old 02-11-2009, 03:50 PM
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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.
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post #14 of 14 Old 02-11-2009, 04:54 PM
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I was going to suggest a thicker pad for the too big saddle, but if thats 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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