I was ... confused ... when I unpacked the cinch, because I couldn't figure out how to attach it to the saddle. I'm used to the leather billets that you feed through the D-ring and hold in place with the tongue of the buckle. That was not at all how these attached. Bill had tried to explain it to me a couple of days ago, but I wasn't able to visualize it. I had to go to Google University to figure out how to get the dang thing on. I took pictures in case anyone else runs into the same problem.
|I mean, really? WTH?|
|Ah, unhook the billet from the cinch and feed it through the D-ring|
|Slip it through the belt keeper|
|And tighten it up|
|Then re-attach the cinch with the buckle.|
|Do the same to the near side and it's finally on!|
|Except ... oops ... someone has enjoyed her free feed too much.|
After I turned her back out in the pen, I took a leather punch to the straps and will hope that it fits her better next time. It looks like we both need to join Julie Goodnight's 5-Pound Challenge and maybe start Couch to 5K.