Shoulder Relief Cinch™ – WESTERN

(103 customer reviews)


The Shoulder Relief Cinch™ improves saddle fit, provides elbow clearance and increases horse comfort!  See the full description below.



The Shoulder Relief Cinch™ actually changes the position and angle of the billets to prevent the saddle tree from interfering with the shoulder (details here). The original saddle fit cinch comes with the following features:

  • Patented design. US Patent D917109.
  • Available with the patent-pending Balance Buckle™, that delivers perfect symmetry and even pull over the surface of the cinch. Learn more here.
  • Top grade saddlery leather body with stainless steel hardware.
  • Velcro backing for adhering to the removable liner.
  • 3 liner (cover) choices:
    • Thick and soft 10mm limestone neoprene liner (all other neoprene cinches on the market are a thinner 5mm).
    • Plush 100% wool fleece liner available in black or white.
    • 12 mm thick black 100% wool felt liner.
  • Available in 24 through 36 inch lengths.


Unclear how the Cinch works?  Read more here: Cinch Overview   or   Ultra Detailed Explanation (English Version)

Want to know how and why the Balance Buckle™ improves multiple functions of the cinch?  Read here. Or watch below:


This cinch is backed by our 90 day, 100% money back guaranty.



Return Policy
Returns are accepted up to 90 days from the date of delivery confirmation by postal carrier. 100% of product price will be refunded. Shipping is non-refundable and buyer is responsible for return shipping.

Additional information


24 Black w/ Balance Buckle™, 26 Black w/ Balance Buckle™, 28 Black w/ Balance Buckle™, 30 Black w/ Balance Buckle™, 32 Black w/ Balance Buckle™, 34 Black, 34 Black w/ Balance Buckle™, 36 Black, 36 Black w/ Balance Buckle™, 26 Brown w/ Balance Buckle™, 28 Brown w/ Balance Buckle™, 30 Brown w/ Balance Buckle™, 32 Brown, 32 Brown w/ Balance Buckle™, 34 Brown, 34 Brown w/ Balance Buckle™, 36 Brown w/ Balance Buckle™


Black Neoprene, White Wool Fleece, Black Wool Fleece, 100% Wool Felt

103 reviews for Shoulder Relief Cinch™ – WESTERN

  1. Deb Stephens (verified owner)

    I have spent so much money on cinches for my trail saddle, and my mare hated them all. She has a custom-fitted saddle, and I have always tightened her cinch slowly. It didn’t matter. I knew the cinches were painful for her by her reaction to tightening them. The first time I put this cinch on her, she didn’t seem to care about having it tightened. She has never pinned her ears when tightening this cinch. I am still amazed. I will never use another cinch or girth again. LOVE this product!!!!

  2. Cheyenne Brisson

    This is a wonderful product!!! My barrel horse has a problem with the saddle sliding forward when we are riding around but then when we run he has so much power that no matter how tight I make my cinch the saddle flies backwards. I have spent tons of money trying to find a solution to this. We tried saddle pads, saddles, cinches, breast collars (they all snapped), and nothing worked until this. I did not think it would be that big of a difference but the day I received it I ran out to the barn and saddled up with my new cinch. The difference was mind blowing. Not only was he happier to be cinched, my saddles didn’t move around at all (and it wasn’t nearly as tight as usual), when we powered out of a barrel everything stayed where it was suppose to. He acted much happier and stretched out as if we were riding bareback. There was absolutely nothing in the way of his movement and that made me so happy. Since we have started using the Shoulder Relief Cinch our times have improved on the barrels and we are both much happier when it comes to the comfort in riding.

    This is a wonderful product and I am switching everything I ride over to these cinches. They are well worth the money!!! I couldn’t be happier!!!!

  3. Desiree Hubert (verified owner)

    Hands down best cinch out there! Spend the money! My horses move better with this cinch and I have not had a girth sore on even my most delicate skinned horse. I compete in Cowboy Mounted shooting with quarter horses, have a TWH for trail riding and have a TB/Arab for endurance. I have bought three of these girths and still plan on buying one more to have every saddle I own with a total saddle fit girth. All the other cinches are being thrown away! If it is not a total saddle fit girth I would rather ride bareback. Thank you so much for making such a superior product!

  4. Helene Perreault

    We bought the english version of the girth (for our freisian/canadian horse doing dressage) and was so satisfied, that we bought recently the western version for my reining horse. At the beginning, I didn’t see any difference when longing or riding. But at the spin wow… a very big change! Thanks a lot Total saddle fit.

  5. Sarah G (verified owner)

    My western pleasure APHC mare is very stocky and I have yet to find a saddle that does put pressure on her shoulders (her shoulder bone sits back further). Also, the cinch was always very close to her elbow and she wasn’t able to freely reach with her front end. After riding the last two weeks in it, I cannot believe the difference in her. She relaxes into the lope, and is able to hold herself collected. I was skeptical about this girth but figured with the money back guarantee, why not try it. I won’t be returning it. My mare is happier while saddled and working.

  6. Mary Beth Fox

    I’m so happy I found this cinch! It’s made of the the highest quality and appears to be a very comfortable fit for both of my mares. It has helped my saddle from sliding during a race and I honestly believe it has shaved off seconds of time! Ive only had it a few weeks and my horse Is performing better at events. I love this product and would highly recommend it to any horse enthusiast!

  7. Farid (verified owner)

    Took sometime To write this review to make sure I truly had time to use it
    Just amazing . But basically my horse loves buying another one

  8. Martha McKevlin (verified owner)

    My husband noticed an immediate difference on his wide-bodied, mutton-withered quarter horse gelding. He had been having problems with his saddle slipping forward, getting loose, and then slipping off to the right. His horse was also showing signs of girth galls on the sensitive skin behind the elbows. We had tried other types of girths but the saddle still slipped forward. The Shoulder Relief Girth changed all of that! The saddle stayed in place–no slipping forward and no side-to-slipping since the girth stays snug. Best of all, the girth cleared the sensitive skin areas by at least 2 inches and no other signs of rubbing were evident. According to my husband, he could feel a definite freedom of movement with his horse’s shoulder. He was more willing to take a longer stride. Excellent quality and materials. Spend the money for a happy horse!

  9. Megan (verified owner)

    This cinch is magic! Absolutely worth the money!

    I have a filly that has a problem with saddles sliding way up over her shoulders. I’ve tried so many different saddles, cinches and pads, nothing stopped the sliding until I tried this cinch! I never had to get off to slide the saddle back for the whole ride, it stayed exactly where I put it. It improved her movement and performance drastically as well. I was absolutely amazed with the result.

    I then tried it on my gelding. He was really able to stretch his front legs out and get around the barrels more smooth and comfortably. It really freed up his shoulders and he was a lot nicer to ride.

    I will definitely be buying a couple more of these cinches for the rest of my horses, well worth it!

  10. Katelyn Sponheim (verified owner)

    My horses have all been working great, saddles aren’t moving, and no sores, etc. I switched back to my old cinch one day and noticed a difference immediately. My main barrel horse worked stiff and jerky compared to how she had been, and my colt tried to bite and kick me as I cinched her up and she’d shown no sign of cinchiness prior! Put my TSF cinch back on and I’m never looking back! Need three more!

  11. Carolyn

    Would love to see these made for ponies in sizes 18″ 20″ and 22″ …. I need 2 of them one 18″ and one 20″

  12. Rylie Bevill

    I received the brown cinch with black fleece last year for Christmas. It endured a whole year of riding nearly everyday and competing 3 nights a week at rodeos on all kinds of ground. I honestly don’t know how I made it without this cinch before. It makes my other fleece cinches seem cheap. My horse is noticeably more comfortable too. I don’t have to tighten this cinch as much because of the contour. 10/10 will buy again.

  13. Nicole

    These cinches are AMAZING! I can’t believe the quality of them and how much better my horses move with them. I noticed a difference in my mare right away. Total Saddle Fit is awesome to deal with as well! Highly recommend, worth every penny!

  14. Kaitlyn K. (verified owner)

    Absolutely love my cinch!

  15. Ngaire Bryant (verified owner)

    Hi I purchased a Western Shoulder Relief Cinch, however my Quarter Horse mare was out spelling at the time, now just started back working her again I can reply with a smile on my face as I can see a change with her freedom of movement, her body language tells me she’s happier moving forwards, and easier to move latterly.
    Thank you for your wonderful Shoulder Relief Cinch.

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  18. Mary Burklow (verified owner)

    This is my third one. Each one of our horses has one and they do so much better. Awesome

  19. Bobbi-Jo C. (verified owner)

    Love this girth, this is my second order.

  20. Kathy Heck (verified owner)

    Causing swelling both times I used it.

  21. Megan Smith (verified owner)

    Love these girths so much. I get the wool liner and they’re the best. I recently just purchased the largest size for my big guy and I love it too. My only wish is that the big size came in more color choices like the smaller ones.

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  23. David Lloyd (verified owner)

    Still hasn’t arrived yet

  24. Andrea P. (verified owner)

    I really like this cinch and the horses do too. It definitely lets the saddle sit back further in a correct position without having the cinch look like it is too far back on the belly. I am also not needing to constantly tighten the cinch due to slipping side to side. I went with the wool cinch and there is no galling. I love that I can take the wool off and throw it in the washing machine. I use it for barrel racing, it saved me from buying a new saddle.

  25. Jeanne Snowden (verified owner)

  26. Emily J. (verified owner)

    This cinch changed my perspective on saddle fit. My mare has the smoothest gait. Until you put a saddle on her. She was choppy, uncomfortable. I’ve gone through too many saddles to count, shoes, barefoot, boots. Chiropractors, masseuse. You name it I tried.

    When I had the chance to buy my dream saddle, it looked like the perfect fit for her and I. Level, appropriate room, sat correctly behind the shoulder. Should have fit her like a glove! But when I got on and rode, same problems. I started to think maybe my mare and I just weren’t the right fit. I finally caved and gave this cinch a try.

    This has completed changed the way she moves under saddle! She is smooth as butter, can pick up the lope, transition, shoulder in, haunches everything under saddle.

    Thank you! I will definitely be looking into the English version.

  27. Chris Brookes (verified owner)

    Love my new girth, awesome service

  28. Michelle R. (verified owner)

    Very well made and fit my mare perfect. Looking forward to many hours on the trail with this western girth.

  29. Eunice Rousseau (verified owner)

    Amazing girth, I have bought 3 now.

  30. Becky Hayes (verified owner)

    I have only used the Cinch 2 times now and am surprisingly happy with it. My mare is a big quarter horse and her shoulder is “bulky.” This cinch gave her more room and she has been moving out better. The cinch is smaller than I thought and I need to have the next size or two up for her. Order a size up if you are undecided.

  31. Meghan Gonzalez (verified owner)

    Your product is amazing and I a received the cinch with in a couple days of ordering.

  32. Jean D. (verified owner)

    An awesome Cinch and EXCELLENT customer service 👍👍👍👍

  33. Nadia (verified owner)

    Very quick postage, great product. Horse was a lot happier.

  34. Irene Versteegen-Buis (verified owner)

    I received a cinch Friday morning Aug 23 2019. The cinch I received is not what I ordered. I ordered Shoulder Relief Cinch-Western (Grey Felt) ID: 1234 SKU: SRC-30-BRN-GRF, FNSKU: X001FWTDU1 . What I received was a brown with white fur I wanted the one with grey felt… can you fix this mistake?

  35. Victoria Berger (verified owner)

    i absolutely love your cinches! the only thing i have trouble with is if my horse sweats a lot, which she does it rubs her:/ i’m not completely sure why, but it does..

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  37. Christine Richmond (verified owner)

    Mare loves it

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  39. Michelle Miles (verified owner)

    I haven’t received it yet

  40. Teresa E. (verified owner)

    I give it a 4 because I would prefer to not have a roller buckle on it. Otherwise everything else is great and our horse seems to like it.

  41. Susan Nuffer (verified owner)

    My horse likes it… so that makes me happy!

  42. Audrie (verified owner)

    Cinch fits well. It didn’t solve the problem of the saddle sliding forward, but it does seem to help. It shipped quickly and seems to be of great quality so far.

  43. JJ Jeffers (verified owner)

    Quick delivery and so far I’m loving the fit on both of my horses. Thank you 🙂

  44. Sarah B. (verified owner)

    Loving it so far.

  45. Janelle Lajeunesse (verified owner)

    Absolutely amazing girth. Since using it I’ve noticed a big difference in my horse’s mouvement, balance and carriage. The quality of it is also impressive, not to mention beautiful. I love my new shoulder relief cinch!

  46. Karen B. (verified owner)

    So far it’s working great

  47. Sheryl (verified owner)

    It’s a great cinch. Well made and arrived quickly. It fit my horse great and I love the shoulder freedom. Keep up your quality work.

  48. Ava Robinson

    This cinch is great! I would highly recommend it for any western rider. I saw remarkable motion in my horse while using the full Nylon cinch. Also, anyone who has questions or concerns, this company is great for their customer service and hospitality!

  49. Carly (verified owner)

    LOVE this cinch. My gelding loves it and moves so much freer in his shoulder. Will for sure be ordering an english girth as well!

  50. Tracy Evans

    Absolutely love this cinch! Highly recommend! Hoping the turquoise cinch is available soon so I can buy that one too.

  51. Shehnee Farhi (verified owner)

    Exceptional customer service. Quick to remedy any issues or questions. Looking forward to trying the western girth on my 3 boys.

  52. Christine Colburn (verified owner)

    I’ve had this cinch 3 days and so far I love it. My saddle now sits back where it should and I don’t have to cinch up half as tight as I used too. My saddle does not slip at all! Thank you so much!

  53. David C. (verified owner)

    I’m very satisfied. Friendly and efficient service. My horses have more comfortable cinches, that are very durable.

  54. Steven J P. (verified owner)

    I ordered two girth one western one English because I have a treeless saddle that I wasn’t sure which one would work better. I did get a girth converter. Although I feel these girths are quite expensive my horses are worth it! I ended up using the English girth on the treeless saddle because my mare has asthma and is also insulin resistant and heavy! So I tried the western girth on her 25-year-old father. It seems to be working really well, although we’ve only had three rides because of the weather However when I bought the girth it had a 90 day guarantee on it. And so I felt safe ordering two to see which would work best! The 25-year-old has very thin skin and always has Girth rubs in the elbow crest. So far on these three rides he has been free of any hair being rubbed off! I plan to ride 4/5 more times and decide. But at this point I’m pretty sure I’ll keep both girth’s. He is a TWH and shoulder movement is VERY important for them!

  55. Natalie (verified owner)

    I’m impressed and my horse is relieved!

  56. Wendy Elkins (verified owner)

    Love 💕 your products. The cinches
    Wanting to try the western saddle pad. Maybe next time

  57. Amanda (verified owner)

    I am very pleased with all the shoulder relief girths. I have now purchased one for all my saddles- jumping, dressage, and western.

  58. Jenifer V. (verified owner)

    Great fit – well built

  59. Cris O. (verified owner)

    Best cinches ever!! Love them. Havev3

  60. Kenneth (verified owner)

    I could tell the difference as soon as i hit the saddle, the pressure points had changed and my horse’s moved much freer.

  61. Betsy K. (verified owner)

    I have a paint who competes in ranch riding. With the new Shoulder Relief cinch, his shoulder and elbow are well cleared. He had an area of swelling, around his elbow where the old cinch was rubbing, that cleared up within days. I also like that the felt padding is easily removed from cleaning and/or replacement.

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  63. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I love this cinch and will never use another cinch again. My horse had a tremendous improvement in his shoulder range of motion, and attitude. Knowing he is more comfortable is the most important and I wish I would have switched to this a lot sooner!

  64. Dawn Slauson (verified owner)

    Your cinch’s are awesome & you are quick on delivery!

  65. Jennifer J. (verified owner)

    I am going to return this one to get a size up! I love the quality and the feel, just want a better fit 🙂

  66. KRIS H. (verified owner)

    Love it!

  67. Amy W. (verified owner)

    Amazing! My horse enjoyed moving out and riding hills and tough trails. He was getting really bad galling from normal cinch. Shoulder relief cinch is amazing! 10/10 Highly recommended!!!

  68. Brenda H. (verified owner)

    Love this girth, keeps my saddle where it’s suppose to be. Completely freed up my mare’s shoulders, she now moves out on the trails and keeps up with my daughters horse. I was totally amazed at the difference it made for her.

  69. Lori Horning (verified owner)

    Very well made and top quality cinch. Unfortunately it doesn’t fit my horse and I will be returning it.

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  71. Koral (verified owner)

    Delivery was great! I even got a bonus ball cap with my cinch. So far the cinch fits perfect. I love where it rides on my mare. I haven’t done anything too strenuous to test it out, but it seems to stay in a good position for her at a walk and trot.

  72. Marie Dougherty (verified owner)

    love it

  73. Larry Essink (verified owner)

    This cinch is the best! No rubbing and It really helps to keep the saddle behind the shoulder and really helps to keep the saddle from turning.

  74. Jennie (verified owner)

    Excellent quality and super fast shipping!

  75. Jeanette Espindula (verified owner)

    Excellent quality and works great for my mare being downhill and keeping saddle from all the pressure on her shoulders. Saddle pad has been a game changer for my gelding as well.

  76. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I just received them and I cant wait to use them.

  77. Dorothy Slone (verified owner)

    Very happy with the product. I could have used a size smaller but it works. I have a TWH with arthritis in his neck and he stumbled. He was much better with the Shoulder Relief Girth

  78. Karen (verified owner)

    Love it, fits beautifully on my Australian fender and my reining saddle. So happy I have ordered a second girth so each saddle has its own ❤️

  79. Stephanie Blodnick (verified owner)

    Very good quality, prompt service with delivery updates along the way. They even have me a free hat with my order!

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  82. Lisa Gann Townsend (verified owner)

    I ordered the brown and turquoise limited edition girth as thise are the colors of my tack. I came to me very quickly, less than a week and is just gorgeous! I was afraid that it may not fit my young filly as she was in a 24 girth and I ordered a 30, it ended up fitting perfect, looking beautiful and working great! I may buy more for my other horses. I love that I can change out the lining in the future to fit different needs! ❤ Love the girth!

  83. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Keep getting emails about reviews and how to fit my girth but its still not arrived yet 🙁

  84. Venessa Languet (verified owner)

    Gorgeous best quality cinch Ive seen!!

  85. Jeff W. (verified owner)

  86. Christian (verified owner)

    I absolutely LOVE IT. it was a bit big but she will grow into it. Thank you

  87. Mary Brown (verified owner)

    Love all my Shoulder Relief girth’s! The new color is awesome and I’m having to keep my daughter from stealing it!

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  92. Renea Negri (verified owner)

    very happy with the product, my horse gave it a good rating too

  93. Maddisyn F. (verified owner)

    I absolutely love my shoulder relief girth! It is the best purchase I have ever made and well worth the cost. I have seen so many improvements with my horse in just the 2 years of having one and this was my 2nd purchase.

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  95. Jenifer Gatewood (verified owner)

    Love these cinches! Thanks for the hat as well

  96. jenny (verified owner)

    I placed my order and it had been awhile since I heard anything so I emailed them to see what’s going on, it was a glitch in my address but yet no one let me know! That’s why I’m giving a 3star . As soon as we got things straight it was shipped out.

  97. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Ordered and received my cinch within a few days. Nice company to deal

  98. Colleen Mccabe (verified owner)

  99. Dorothy Kaye (verified owner)

    arrived, well packed, excellent product -it is on the saddle but I haven’t actually used it yet.

  100. HW

    Best Cinch Ever! Great workmanship and quality. Very comfortable for my horse while barrel racing or trail riding. I will definitely purchase another synthetic once they become available. Great fit and materials!
    5 star! Awesome customer service.

  101. Melissa Townsend (verified owner)

    LOVE THIS GIRTH! I have two of the black fleece liners so I can swap out for washings as needed. My horse is much more comfortable.

  102. Hannah (verified owner)

    I recently decided to start riding my event horse in western tack and since I have the shoulder relief girth, I figured I’d try the cinch as well. He absolutely loves it and it fits him perfectly. I ordered it on a thursday and it arrived the next monday too which was great

  103. Caroline M

    This one has made me a believer. I trail ride in a western saddle which fits my mare VERY well. But, last year, I was using a mohair cinch and it was in my mare’s armpits almost instantly, pulling the saddle forward with it and throwing the fit off. The saddle would slide around and the saddle pad would get crooked underneath it, requiring me to take breaks to readjust everything. I got really sad thinking that somehow my saddle fit way worse than I thought. This year on our first ride out, I used a TSF cinch instead and it changed everything. I hate to be that dramatic reviewer, but it really did! The saddle didn’t slide anywhere, my saddle pad didn’t slide anywhere, and I felt secure the whole ride even up and down some pretty serious banks. As someone who struggles with confidence in the saddle, that was huge for me.

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