Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
I've had saddles with the D ring close to my horn and I've had them 1/2 way down the skirt. There is no hard and fast rule.
What I wouldn't do is to use a screw type concho to hold the ring in place. There is too much stress and you can damage the screw or even pull it out. D rings are riveted in place. I would take the saddle to a competent saddle person and have them do it. They can also suggest the proper place for your particular saddle.
As for converting it to a pulling collar, you need long tugs and then run them through the gullet and over the swell - which is how a pulling collar is attached anyway.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.
Last edited by iridehorses; 04-19-2011 at 06:44 AM.