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Tie a Western Cinch - Postition the Saddle
How to Tie a Western Cinch

Settle the saddle comfortably.

K. Blocksdorf 2006

Place your saddle slightly forward of where it should sit. Slide it back and settle it so that it is sitting comfortably on the horse's back. For more details about how to place the saddle see the How to Saddle Your Horse tutorial.  The cinch will be hanging down on the right side and the cinch strap will be on the left side of the horse.On a western saddle you may wish to hook the left stirrup up over the horn to get it out of the way.

Next Step: You'll start to tie the cinch.
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