Reply To: Horse thinks he is a balloon

Mapale Mapale
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In that case, I’d shake up my routine. Tighten. Walk. Tighten. Walk. Tighten. Walk. It isn’t called a ‘cinch’ for ‘nuthin’. Do you have an all leather girth or one with some elasticity? On both my saddles I have some elasticity in the girth. (one is rigged English, the other Western). And if I had a smarty pants, I’d adjust the saddle from the right side as well (this may take some adjustment – try letting out the right side one inch before you throw it on – cinch as usual and then walk to the other side and pull it up the rest of the way.)

The Dodger is using your routine against you because he is prepared. He can’t hold his breath the whole time, so you have to catch him off-guard.

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