Join Date: May 2011
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Short billets versus long billets?
Bare with me here… I’m a complete dressage newbie. I’m currently looking at purchasing an older Passier dressage saddle and it has long billets, but I’ve seen some with shorter ones too. Now, I know long billets require a shorter dressage girth and short billets can use a longer, more all purpose style girth. Is that the only difference? Is there a reason most dressage saddles have longer billets?
To be honest, I’m not a fan of the longer billets because I like them to stay hidden. As I’ve been researching dressage saddles, I’ve seen quite a few where the billets are actually showing when the girth is tight and I don’t really like the look. If I get this Passier, I would definitely consider replacing the billets for shorter ones because that is my preference… but is there a reason I shouldn’t?
Thank you, and my apologies for the silliness of this question. :)