Originally Posted by Cynical25
So, new (to me) saddle has a full length latigo tie strap on the off side, rather than your typical off billet to attach the girth. I know the extra bulk will bother me. I don't want to pay S&H to order an off billet...should I just cut down the full length tie strap & punch my own holes into it? Or just steal my old saddle's off billet, even though it's a perfect match to said old saddle and feels wrong to break it up...
Cut it and make it fit! That's the easiest! Altho a tie strap costs more than an off billet to replace LOL - but whatever works for you! I use a tie on each side of my endurance saddle b/c it has center fire rigging. So my tie straps start under the leg like a regular saddle, goes to the girth, back to the saddle, back to the girth and from there up to the ring behind my leg near my seat and I tie it there out of the way. Maybe that's what they were doing with your new saddle.
You shouldn't break up the harmony your off billet has with the saddle it belongs to. You could mess up the karma. It's chi might be off and upset the balance of the universe. ;-P