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Cinches made out of natural fibers, such as these, are believed to provide more comfort for horses. • Photo by Tara Detherow

Cinch Selection: Choosing the Right Material

Long or short, black neoprene or brown mohair, all cinches have the same purpose — to keep a saddle on the horse’s back. It sounds simple. Yet, cinch selection involves understanding how the cinch can affect the saddle’s position and fit, as well as how the cinch’s material can affect a horse’s skin.
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Mastering the Mind Game with Zane Davis

Seasoned competitor and reined cow horse trainer Zane Davis knows the struggle of second-guessing your horse before a major event. Instead of panicking, Davis follows a systematic approach to regain the confidence to ride into the show pen.