THE EVENT   |  January 13-17, 2021

2021 Cinch Building Clinic – Tia Watson


Cinch Building Workshop 

With Tia Watson of Cross N Custom Cinches

January 13-14th, 2021

Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Center

Cost: $595

  Learn the fundamentals of cinch making from the 2018 cinch maker of the year. 

In this class we will learn the basics of building 17 strand cinch, proper tension and construction with the main focus being the comfort of the horse. We will go over how to measure out correct cordage for the body of the cinch (8 ply) and how to calculate design detail footage (2 ply). All knots and tying techniques will be gone over. We will cover how to properly measure a horse for cinch fit, go over different types of Cinches and saddle riggings and how to pick the correct cinch type for saddle rigging/ horse body type.     

        This class will include all materials to construct one 17 strand cinch, a loom, specialty tools needed to build Cinches and a set of instructions with “the basics” to help you along. What you’ll need to bring to class is a cloth tape measure, a sharp pair of scissors, a notebook and a pen or pencil for note taking. 

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About Tia Watson

Tia Watson was born and raised in Nevada and spent her youth rodeoing and showing. She went to college for equine science and ranch management and after college she worked for several different ranches in Nevada, Idaho, Montana and California. Tia met her husband at a rodeo in Nevada and we got married 3 years later. 

While ranching in Idaho, she started building cinches after she had a cinch sore colt. She wanted to build a better product. Five years later it is now her full time job, besides being full time mama to the cutest little boy.

 She absolutely loves what she does and the creative aspect of what she gets to do for a living. Her favorite part is having clients that are just completely overjoyed with their one of a kind custom cinch in their favorite colors. She is proud to say she has Cinches all over the world now.

 Tia owns Cross N Custom cinches and now resides in Montana with her husband and son.