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    08-16-2013, 12:02 AM
Tacking up with English saddle

Help!! I can't figure out how to buckle my English saddle. Can you please follow this link to my photos and describe how to do it correctly? Thank you.

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    08-16-2013, 12:04 AM
Link doesn't work. The girth slides onto the billets. Be sure you're using an English girth and not a western one (English girths usually have 2 buckles on each end and western ones usually have a giant buckle - not always but often enough).
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    08-16-2013, 12:06 AM
Thanks. I was afraid it may not work. I keep Facebook pretty private but made that album public.

When I buckle my billets to my English girth the extra billet length sticks out funny. It doesn't tuck or lay flat.
    08-16-2013, 12:06 AM
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It looks like you have it buckled correctly in the pictures. I don't see the issue...?
    08-16-2013, 12:08 AM
Oh. Thanks. I thought they would lay flat or slide back through the buckle.
    08-16-2013, 12:09 AM
When you bring the girth up to buckle I use the first and third straps (not sure of technical term so please forgive me). When you snug it up to get the excess to lie flat (I just leave mine out) you can tuck them into the elastic strap on your saddle pad. Other than that it looks pretty good to me. I won't swear to you about the girth placement because it looks good to me but I'm not an expert! :)
    08-16-2013, 12:09 AM
Green Broke
Acually, not so much in the last photo. Slip the billet through the topmost piece of metal and the second from the end in the girth. It looks fine in photo 10 though. From what I have gathered most folks attach the girth to the first and third billet. Some do to the second, just make sure you have the girth attached to the first billet and one of the others :)
    08-16-2013, 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by AQHSam    
Oh. Thanks. I thought they would lay flat or slide back through the buckle.
Nope, some girths have a place to tuck the excess, but most long girths do not. It'll lay flat under the flap of the saddle.

Though, if you slip the girth through the nylon straps on the pad you can tuck them there if you need to.
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    08-16-2013, 12:12 AM
Thank you!!

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