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Re: #800 rear D Rings

Thanks for the information Duncan.  The #800 is centerfire rigged so would it
need a rear cinch? So far I didn't think it did.  I looked at quite a few
different styles of endurance saddles before deciding on the AS 800 and none of
them used rear cinches.

Duncan Fletcher wrote:
> Went to a David Genadek saddle clinic. His advice is to use the rear D rings
> and cinch both front and rear equally. Older western saddles had the rigging
> further aft - anywhere from 3/4 to center fire and a  single cinch with
> rigging there tends to keep more equal pressure accross the entire bars of
> the saddle. But with modern western saddles with forward rigging, the only
> way to equalize that pressure is to use the rear cinch - and not slack. From
> a physics standpoint, this makes eminent sense.
> Duncan Fletcher
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Don Pollock" <>
> > John I also have a #800 Endurance Saddle and have never though about using
> the
> > rear D's as you describe.  Sportack has a "Quick Cinch" for $99.95 if
> that's
> > what you are referring to in your post (RC 444). I am accustomed to
> thinking
> > about the extra set of D's as a leftover from the Western working saddles
> which
> > used a latigo to keep the back of the saddle from "rearing" up while
> roping and
> > is not ever tight.
> >
> > I suppose the "Quick Cinch" idea makes sense but for now my saddle doesn't
> move
> > and is secure enough with breast collar and crupper. The "Y rig" isn't
> from the
> > rear D ring it's the rigging supporting the main Cinch rings.  The Quick
> Cinch
> > makes a second "Y" beyond this If I am correctly looking at the
> illustration in
> > Sportack's brochure and as you suggest it doesn't seem to have enough
> angle in
> > the "Y" to make the span between the two rings.  I hope I've made sense
> here.
> > good luck and keep us up in what you find out here on Ridecamp.
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