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  • How to tie saddle bags onto a saddle
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    10-05-2010, 12:44 AM
  #1
Foal
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How is the best way to tie saddlebags on?

My saddlebags have simple D-rings and didn't come with straps.

Our one saddle has ties on it but we have 2 western saddles with no tie straps and we are at a loss and are wanting to go camping soon and will need the saddlebags on every horse.
Our English saddle has to rear D-rings but they are both on one side?
     
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    10-05-2010, 12:48 AM
  #2
Showing
You can buy saddle strings at any tack store and attach them to your saddle or saddle bags.
     
    10-05-2010, 12:56 AM
  #3
Green Broke
The best thing to do is to put saddle strings on all your western saddles. Do they have conchos or screws where the strings should be? If so, you can unscrew them and put little metal "D"s under the conchos and screw them back on. Then you can add strings.

A well-stocked tack shop or saddle repair place should be able to help you with the parts. I trail ride myself, so every saddle I get must have at least two sets of good, long saddle strings at the back of the saddle, and preferably in the front too. But that is usually easy to remedy with some saddle strings and some metal "D"s. Then you can tie on your saddle bags.

I don't ride English, but English saddles have two "D's" on the same side because there are little English saddle bags that are made to fit just on that one side of the saddle. I think they are called a sandwich case if I am not mistaken.
     
    10-05-2010, 01:06 AM
  #4
Green Broke
You should be able to find the "D" clips and strings for much less (these are fancy examples because they are selling the conchos too) but here is an example of what I am talking about:

SADDLE STRINGS with STAINLESS STEEL SCREW-IN CONCHOS - eBay (item 140461265768 end time Nov-01-10 20:46:46 PDT)

Most saddle with have either conchos like the ones above, or just plain screws where the saddle strings should go. So you can unscrew them, put a "D" under them, screw them back in, and add your strings. I hope that helps.
     
    10-05-2010, 09:06 AM
  #5
Foal
Thanks so much guys! I'll stop by the tack store today or tomorrow and see if I can't fit my saddles up with a couple of these!

Can you also put D's on the front of a saddle for say a breast collar? My old western saddle has a broken one and my new one doesn't have them. Does it work the same?

Anyhoot, sure appreciate the feedback!
     
    10-05-2010, 04:21 PM
  #6
Showing
I wouldn't use those screw-on D-s to attach my breast collar to, there is just too much pressure put on the collar at times for them to be secure enough. If I wanted to replace said broken D or add some to a saddle, I would take it to a saddler and have it done professionally. As far as breast collars go, it depends on what kind of breast collar you have. None of my saddles have ever had the d-rings specifically designed for the breast collar so for many years, I attached them to the front d-rings of the rigging. Then I was introduced to the pulling style breast collar and I really prefer those.

Here are a couple of threads about the different styles of breast collars and how and where they attach to your saddle.
Opinions about breast/pulling collars please
Breat collars?
     

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