Join Date: May 2011
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Short billets versus long billets?
Bare with me hereÖ Iím a complete dressage newbie. Iím currently looking at purchasing an older Passier dressage saddle and it has long billets, but Iíve 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, Iím not a fan of the longer billets because I like them to stay hidden. As Iíve been researching dressage saddles, Iíve seen quite a few where the billets are actually showing when the girth is tight and I donít really like the look. If I get this Passier, I would definitely consider replacing the billets for shorter ones because that is my preferenceÖ but is there a reason I shouldnít?
Thank you, and my apologies for the silliness of this question. :)