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post #1 of 23 Old 10-28-2012, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Tie strap and off billet: leather or nylon?

Do you use a leather or nylon off billet? Why?

I've always used leather off billets and nylon tie straps, but am thinking of switching to all leather.
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I prefer nylon because its durable and last a LONG time.

I currently have leather on my 3 Billy Cook saddles because thats what they come with. Its a very nice quality leather and lasts.my one BC is 10 years old and still has everything that came with it and is in great shape!
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I use the leather ones.

I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.
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I use leather for everything! I can't stand nylon; it's too slippery. Leather will last just as long if you take care of it.
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I've used both, but prefer leather.

BTW, I've seen both break on people who don't clean or check their equipment regularly. Exciting to watch, I can't imaging how scary to have it happen.
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Whatever matches the saddle
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When I ride western, I use a tie strap on both sides (just feels more secure to me) and I definitely prefer nylon ties. Leather gets so gummy feeling so fast, probably has to do with the rain we get here, that it's just gross - imo.

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I have heard people say that the leather allows some "give" which is better for the horse. That's the only reason I'm looking to switch.... otherwise I really do like nylon.
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My take on this is that the decision should be based on the type of cinch. If the cinch is reinforce with nylon webbing, then go with leather. If it's a string type cinch with a little give then nylon straps are ok. The horse does need that the cinching system have a little give.
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My take on this is that the decision should be based on the type of cinch. If the cinch is reinforce with nylon webbing, then go with leather. If it's a string type cinch with a little give then nylon straps are ok. The horse does need that the cinching system have a little give.
I'm using a Weaver Airflex with my Paint, so I'll probably switch the tie strap out for leather. For my QH, I'm using a mohair, so I'll probably stick with nylon.

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