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    02-26-2012, 03:35 PM
Billet strap or no?

I ride western and was wondering what the purpose of the billet strap is?? I ride all around western, should I wear it or no?
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    02-26-2012, 03:56 PM
Green Broke
I was under the impression that it's kind of necessary..
I don't see how you would be holding your girth on without it. O.o
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    02-26-2012, 03:59 PM
Me too but maybe your saddle is set up for multiple rigging positions? Is the billet actually a longer strap or is it short?
    02-26-2012, 04:05 PM
Green Broke
Uh, yeah...I think you're talking about the wrong thing..A billet strap is necessary, that's what hold the girth onto your saddle..without it your saddle wouldn't stay on the horse..
    02-26-2012, 04:06 PM
What exactly is your definition of a billet strap?
    02-26-2012, 04:14 PM
My first impression was an off billet, about a foot in length. If this is the case, yes you need it.
    02-26-2012, 04:28 PM
Originally Posted by KaleylovesCharm    
I ride western and was wondering what the purpose of the billet strap is?? I ride all around western, should I wear it or no?
No, you shouldn't wear it - but your horse ought to, when the saddle is on.

It is the thing that holds the cinch to the saddle:

OTOH, if you are referring to the rear cinch strap, or rear cinch, then it is optional for much of western riding.
    02-26-2012, 04:57 PM
I meant the flank strap haha
    02-26-2012, 05:07 PM
If you aren't roping, then flank straps are optional.
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    02-26-2012, 05:19 PM
Well that clears it up!
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