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post #1 of 55 Old 10-12-2009, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Do you use a back cinch when you ride?
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post #2 of 55 Old 10-12-2009, 07:21 PM
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It depends on where I am riding. If I am just riding around the property, then there is no need for it. For heavy trail riding, absolutely. And I don't in barrel racing either.

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Only when I rope or do reined cow horse. But not for reining.
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Is that also known as a "bucking strap"? If it is, I never use one. I had a saddle once that had one and I used it then but none of my saddles even have one.....

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I use a back cinch, I never take it off my saddle
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I use one during heavy trail rides like if I am going up and down hills constantly. I teach all of my horses to accept a back cinch because you never know when you need one on them.
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For high-speed things like running drill, heavy trail riding, or trick riding, I use a back cinch for extra support to keep my saddle in one spot and not tilting at all. For normal training though, there's no need.
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No, never! I know how to do them up and stuff but I have no use for them. I'm a western pleasure girl, and the trails I've got don't really require too much hard work seeing as my trails are the beach
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Originally Posted by farmpony84 View Post
Is that also known as a "bucking strap"? If it is, I never use one. I had a saddle once that had one and I used it then but none of my saddles even have one.....
No, bucking straps are used on broncs in rodeos. A back cinch is used to keep the back of the saddle down when you rope etc. I use one because it's there and I like it. It also has a connector strap that hooks to the front cinch so that it doesn't get back far enough to become a "problem". ;)
As you can see the back cinch is not located at the flank. That is where the bucking strap would be.

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yeah on 2 of my saddles. just because it looks cool

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