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Equina 01-31-2008 02:53 AM

English Girth size, convert to Western Cinch Size...Help!
My horse is going to be shown Western on SUNDAY!
I have a saddle arriving in the mail for him on FRIDAY!
My local tack shop is not open on WEEKENDS!

So...I need to buy a cinch for him before I ever try on the saddle!

What size???

I've found websites that say "measure horse's heart girth, divide by 2, subtract 3...that's your girth and cinch size!" But I know Girths and Cinches for different disciplines are not going to be the same size...

My horse uses a 50" or 52" Girth on a huntseat saddle. Anyone know approximately what size Western cinch I should get for him?

kitten_Val 01-31-2008 06:58 AM

I use 32'' for western and 46'' for english (my horse is 15 hh).

Look at this one:

Hope it helps!

tim 01-31-2008 04:19 PM

Also, don't stress so much over western cinch sizes. They are much more adjustable than english cinches.

If in doubt, though, try not to get one thats too big.

Chicalove 01-31-2008 06:25 PM

I'd guess you need about 32" or a 34".

Equina 01-31-2008 07:19 PM

Thanks guys! I think I'll probably be going with a 34. I read somewhere online that you can have between 1 and 8 inches of billet between the cinch and the saddle on each side. That's 16 inches of wiggle room in case I'm a little off! Like you said Tim: much more adjustable!

amber roo 01-14-2009 04:08 PM

What size of english girth does my horse need?
My Quarter Horse mare wears a 33 western girth but I don't know what she needs for a english cinch.

Can some one please help me?


kitten_Val 01-15-2009 11:56 AM

I found it really depends on saddle, padding, and all. I use 32'' western on my horses (14'3 and 15'1), but 48" or 50" english. When I got 46" english I couldn't even tie it on my Collegiate... However it was fine on Wintec... :shock:

amber roo 01-16-2009 03:16 PM

Thaknk ya my friend gave me a 52" and its huge. I touch the saddle and it flips.

amber roo 01-16-2009 03:17 PM

Not thaknk but thanks

amber roo 01-16-2009 06:15 PM

I have one more question. I'm getting a Pro-Craft Double Sided Waffle Weave Pad for my english and it's way thicker than my other pad & I have a a all purpose 500 wintec saddle. Should I use a 50" or a 48" cinch?

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