English Billet system or 3-point rigging system or Western?
I have been looking at endurance saddles, found a company that makes custom saddles, they off western rigging, English billet rigging, or western rigging. I am familiar with western and English (I ride western).
I honestly really like the English rigging system it's really uniform and equally spreads pressure on the horses back from what I can tell. I have a bareback pad that's English rigging and I enjoy it more then using my western saddle.
I have never seen 3-point rigging before. It looks realistic, like it's doing the job of a back cinch and girth with more equally displayed pressure. Anyone ever used it? Pros/cons?
Like I said I am most familiar with western rigging. The endurance saddle is a western endurance style but the rigging options are different. I really don't like western. I feel like it's bulky and pushes a lot of pressure on the horses shoulders and upper back/spine/withers in general.
I do lots of trail riding up hills at lopes and fast trots, and run into steep terrain. Just trying to decide which rigging will secure the saddle equally and comfortably and work for my riding.