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post #1 of 6 Old 08-15-2013, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Buckleless Western Cinch

I was given a very nice old woven front girth. The ends are padded with sheepskin and have a heavy tooled leather circle. However the steel rings at the ends are not buckles, so I am wondering how to fasten them to the billets?

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-15-2013, 02:21 PM
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Did you post a picture, OP? My computer is not at the best right now. I suspect, from your description, that you will have to use a latigo on each side of the saddle for your cinch. That was the norm for the old style saddles while you have a latigo on the off (right) side and a buckle setup on the left as the standard for the new saddles.
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post #3 of 6 Old 08-15-2013, 02:27 PM
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There are 2 options for how to do it.

1) You can tie the girth, which a lot of people do anyway
Tie a Western Cinch - How to Tie a Western Cinch

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2) You can try the way that one of the members here does her cinches
Buckling or tying a western cinch...

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............while you have a latigo on the off (right) side and a buckle setup on the left as the standard for the new saddles.
isn't this backwards? Every western saddle i've seen made in the time i've been alive has had a billet on the right (off side) and a latigo on the left (near side). My own saddle made in 1995 is like this.
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isn't this backwards? Every western saddle i've seen made in the time i've been alive has had a billet on the right (off side) and a latigo on the left (near side). My own saddle made in 1995 is like this.
Yes - you are totally correct. Apparently, I will not make good navigator material.
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-15-2013, 03:17 PM
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Yes - you are totally correct. Apparently, I will not make good navigator material.
lol, is ok, I tend to be a tad 'lysdexic' at times myself. :)
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