Credit: Photo by Jennifer Paulson This leather back cinch is fitted properly—not too loose nor too tight. It fastens to the rear billet midway up the horse’s side with room for adjustment up or down. The connecting hobble is tightened to keep the cinch slightly forward of vertical and away from the flanks.

Western Back Cinches: Key Facts

For safety’s sake, select, use, and clean your saddle’s back cinch with care.