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post #11 of 13 Old 09-24-2013, 04:44 PM
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I usually just buckle it, then I put the bridle, then I adjust the cinch again. I lift both front legs as high as I can to make sire it doesn't pinch the skin. Then I make the horse trot, and again I finish adjusting. Personal rule is it doesn't have to be hard. If I have to put all my strength to reach one more hole, it's too tight. I can usually put my fingers between cinch and horse.
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post #12 of 13 Old 09-24-2013, 04:55 PM
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I always cinch slow. Put it on, make it rest against the stomach. Bridle, tighten. After I walk out, I thighten. It ends up being tight enough to fit 4 fingers in, but not pull away from their stomach. I'm notorious for a lose for a lose girth! Lol. I rarely remember to pull it up.
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post #13 of 13 Old 09-24-2013, 05:32 PM
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Ans: Tight enough that the saddle stays on when you mount. That is why I'm fond of horses with tall withers...
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