Cinch Fitting Tips by Classic Equine:
The cinch is the lifeline that holds your saddle in place, which in turn keeps you in a stable position during competition. Because there is so much riding on your cinch, we wanted to give you some helpful tips that will benefit both you and your horse.
1 Use a cinch that is designed with your horse’s comfort in mind.
2 Choose a cinch by measuring the distance from one heart girth or “sweet spot” under the belly to the opposite one.
3 When the cinch is tight, the dees should lay flat and clean against the horse’s heart girth or “sweet spot”. If it rides above or below the sweet spot, it can cause soreness and discomfort.
4 To allow flexibility or “give” as your horse moves, use a cinch/latigo combination. Leather is a natural fiber that has “give”. Leather latigos expand slightly and move with the horse as you ride.
5 Use a cinch with stainless steel hardware, which is long lasting and will not rust, corrode, or bind up. Classic Equine® cinches are made with stainless steel hardware to ensure you’re getting the highest quality product possible.