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    11-21-2011, 12:35 PM
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Question Replacing Billets

I would like to replace the billets on my AP saddle with dressage ones as the buckles of the girth are ruining my saddle flaps and it is also annoying and sometimes painful to have those bulky buckles underneath my leg. I have a friend that would be able to attach them for me. Where would I be able to buy these dressage billets? I would like to buy some.
     
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    11-21-2011, 07:09 PM
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I highly recommend a saddlemaker does this work. Incorrectly stitched on could result in failure and someone getting hurt.
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    11-22-2011, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
I highly recommend a saddlemaker does this work. Incorrectly stitched on could result in failure and someone getting hurt.
She is qualified. She does everything
     
    11-23-2011, 12:42 PM
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Anyone else?
     
    11-23-2011, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Horseychick94    
She is qualified. She does everything
In my opinion, if she is qualified she will know where to buy the necessary materials to make it happen.

Putting new billets on your saddle is not the same as doing most other things. It is something that should be done by a professional.
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    11-24-2011, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
In my opinion, if she is qualified she will know where to buy the necessary materials to make it happen.

Putting new billets on your saddle is not the same as doing most other things. It is something that should be done by a professional.
I asked where to find them. All I want is an answer
     
    11-25-2011, 09:20 AM
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Like the others said, most saddlemakers/leather workers who would repair/replace a saddle's billets know where to find them, or can make them. I have never seen billets for sale.
     
    11-25-2011, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by My Beau    
Like the others said, most saddlemakers/leather workers who would repair/replace a saddle's billets know where to find them, or can make them. I have never seen billets for sale.
Its funny because I saw some online somewhere (can't remember where now) but they had wintec ones
     
    11-25-2011, 05:21 PM
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I have had billets replaced lots of times, and the saddler always provided the billets. I have never seen replacement billets for sale. I do know billets are cut from a certain part of the cowhide for the thickness and the strength and resilence.

If you're determined to go this route, maybe you should find an ususable saddle, like one with a broken tree, and salvage the billets from it?
     
    11-25-2011, 10:10 PM
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OP, why are you getting snippy with us when we are just giving you any advice we have since we don't have an exact answer for you?
     

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