Roper Cinch VS. Straight Cinch

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  1. RodeoforJesus

    RodeoforJesus Registered

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    I have heard alot of versus on the roper cinch and straight cinch. Which one is better for barrel racing??
     
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    doublelranch Senior Member

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    We use roper cinches since we feel it spreads the pressure over a wider area and is hopefully more comfortable.
     
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  3. sandstorm

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    For me, it depends on the horse's conformation. If a horse doesn't have a forward enough girth groove, I've found they are more likely to get rubbed by the roper cinches because it's crammed right up against the elbows.
     
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  4. Trott95

    Trott95 Senior Member

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    Same here.
     
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    I agree, but for the most part I use the straight cinches and I rope on a regular basis.
     
  6. Peanut Palomino

    Peanut Palomino Senior Member

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    I use roper cinches. They seem more comfortable.
     
  7. Charliemyheart

    Charliemyheart Senior Member

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    It more depends on the horse over what you are doing, that being said I have always used straight.
     
  8. RodeoforJesus

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    So is it one of those things you have to get it and try it to see if it will rub?? Or is there a way to tell beforehand??
     
  9. sandstorm

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    Look at him from the side... Is the spot behind the withers where the saddle goes directly above his elbows or further back? If you already have a saddle and cinch, saddle him up like you usually do and see where the cinch lies and if it looks like you have extra room in front of it. If you post pictures on here, we can help you figure that out.
     
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