The lower priced cinches are Handmade Poly/Rayon 13 Strand Pony cinches that are made in Straight One Bar style. These straighter shaped style cinches have a center section measures around 4" across. You get to Pick your choice of Hardware, Cinch Length, plus Body and Center Bar Colors from the available options. These Cinches are available in your choice of 22" to 52" inch lengths and are measured from end of buckle to end of buckle. The longer lengths are for more specialized uses, most customers will not need anything as long for a pony but they are available if needed. The buckle to buckle measurement will prevent the problem of buying a cinch that is marked 26" and when you get it home it is actually 29"-30" or  longer due to the length of the buckles not being accounted for in their measurement. Be sure to take this in to account also when ordering, use the end of buckle to end of buckle measurement to choose your length. You may want to measure your old cinch this way if it is one that fits well, just to be sure. Just don't go by the measurement that is marked on the old cinch as they might not be counting the buckle length..