Considering a DIY saddle...Possible journal.

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Yup, you can see there's a bit of an angle forward because of it. And if you look close, you can occasionally see it in the pics.
The rear cinch "kit", I guess you could say, came with a little strap & clip.
I put it on the shortest hole, then looped it through the D ring on the front cinch and clipped it back to the rear cinch D ring.
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Oh, you can also see the front D ring of the front cinch in this pic, too. Haven't needed a breastcollar...yet.
 

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I was too worried about him throwing a baby fit or the mud, that I didn't ride for long. Sat in it a bit too forward at first, could feel the three edges of the cushion under me, but moving back fixed that. Felt a bit odd under my leg, I think it was the felt pad. Was wearing my rubber boots, worried about that, too, lol. Too short of a ride. Today is supposed to get to 46! I'll go out in an hour or so and go riding around the property.
 

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Okay, went to trainer buddy's place.
Would of preferred that it was a true 14" and not a 14 3/4". Maybe I should of tried the 13"...lol.

Anywho, I ended up dropping the stirrups down two holes. I could probably go another hole, also helped that he wasn't bloated on hay..hah.
I need to sew the front dees to the strapping.

Going to order a slightly shorter cinch & add some holes to the connection strap.

Pretty comfy!

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