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How to Measure for the Right Size Cinch with Weaver Leather

How to Measure for the Right Size Cinch with Weaver Leather

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We all know the importance of a good fitting saddle and cinch. But when was the last time you actually measured to find the perfect size for the best fit?

Cinches range in size from 28" to 36", so measuring before hand can eliminate the hassle of the guess-and-check game. We have turned to our trusted source, Weaver Leather to break down how to measure your horse for a new cinch. 

First things first, make sure your horse is securely tied and grab a fabric tape measure. With the saddle positioned correctly on the horse, measure across the horses underside with your fabric tape measure, from dee ring to dee ring on the saddle.

Once you have measured from dee ring to dee ring, subtract by 16 inches. 

When you get your new cinch, a good rule of thumb is to have about 8 inches between the saddle dee ring and cinch buckle. You want 8 inches on both sides of the saddle for a total of 16 inches. Remember the 16 inches we subtracted earlier, here is where that ties back in. 

Having 8 inches of latigo on each side of the saddle keeps from you having too much leather underneath your legs while riding. 

For a quick way to see if the cinch is correctly positioned, let the cinch hang from one side of the saddle. You want the cinch buckle to rest level with the center of the horses cannon bone. 

We hope this article helps you out in fitting a cinch to your saddle and horse! 

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Photos curtesy of Weaver Leather. 

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