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post #11 of 29 Old 05-10-2010, 10:43 PM
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post #12 of 29 Old 05-10-2010, 10:58 PM
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I used to guide pack trips in the West Elk Wilderness in Colorado. ALL our saddles had back cinches. On steep terrain, going down hill, they will keep the saddle from riding forward as much.
One hint though....make sure the rear cinch is tethered to the front cinch. I rode up a steep hill with one not tied to the other. The rear cinch slipped back into the flank. I was suddenly on a major bucking bronco in a very bad place!!
You're remarkably well rounded!! I'll bet a summer in the Rockies helped your eventing mare alot. I always have ridden with a rear cinch and never had a problem but I have seen people that didn't pay attention or didn't think a rear cinch had to be snug get in some bad situations. I took a horse to ride for a guy that said he bucked whenever they saddled him and when I looked at the guys saddle he didn't have the rear cinch connected to the front cinch. That horse never bucked with me.

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Okay, I will try that. I could probably copy and paste form facebook as well, right? I know I can on another forum.

I'm better with horses than computers. :o) Thanks.
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Okay, I will try that. I could probably copy and paste form facebook as well, right? I know I can on another forum.

I'm better with horses than computers. :o) Thanks.
I hear you there!! I should hire a trainer to teach me the internet.

There's nothing like the Rockies in the springtime... Nothing like the freedom in the air... And there ain't nothing better than draggin calves to the fire and there's nothing like the smell of burning hair. -Brenn Hill
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I hear you there!! I should hire a trainer to teach me the internet.
Thing is I can communicate with my horse!! We get along great!
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I definitely agree that it shouldn't be too tight, I ust don't have a good fitting back cinch at the moment so its a little loose. I had a friend jump over a log on her horse and she thought the cinch was tight enough but the horse puffed even after she'd walked and adjusted a few times and the horse jumped to the sid einstead of forward and got its cinch caught on a branch.

Good to ehar everyone's opinions ^^

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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Thing is I can communicate with my horse!! We get along great!
The thing about horses and computers are they may not do what we want but they usually do what we tell them.

There's nothing like the Rockies in the springtime... Nothing like the freedom in the air... And there ain't nothing better than draggin calves to the fire and there's nothing like the smell of burning hair. -Brenn Hill
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The thing about horses and computers are they may not do what we want but they usually do what we tell them.
That's true. I'm a painter and I always tell people, "the paint only goes where you make it go. You just gotta get good at controlling where it goes!" (just like golf)

But I was going to say.... My horses and I we see each other, talk to each other and everything, unlike my computer. I've even had dreams of my horse...and she could talk to me! Ha! Yes, in my dream she could talk!

What can I say...I love my horses!
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Once while I was mounting, a piece of leather had dry-rotted and snapped and left me and the saddle on the ground . Luckily for me, we didn't have a back cinch. So the moral of this story is, if you want a back cinch, make sure the rest of your leather is in good shape and no dry-rotting
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You're remarkably well rounded!! I'll bet a summer in the Rockies helped your eventing mare alot. I always have ridden with a rear cinch and never had a problem but I have seen people that didn't pay attention or didn't think a rear cinch had to be snug get in some bad situations. I took a horse to ride for a guy that said he bucked whenever they saddled him and when I looked at the guys saddle he didn't have the rear cinch connected to the front cinch. That horse never bucked with me.
Thank you Kevin!

Yes, my show horses did a lot of things. In the fall, they would pack game out of the mountains for hunters. I had a four year old (that I had raised to be sensible) in training, that I took to pack out her first elk. I had the old vicks ready to put in her nose just in case the smell freaked her out. She walked right up to the elk, hanging in the tree, pushed it with her nose and watched it swing back and forth. I knew she would be a smack down good eventer after that....and she was.

The horses would get to a show and you could hear them think...."this is ALL I have to do?"
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