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    08-22-2013, 12:02 AM
Originally Posted by clippityclop    

There is this one crazy endurance rider who has been seen a time or two - she usually rides in brightly colored endurance tack on a smoky palomino or a bay arab, rides in Nikes and half chaps, often seen in neon tank tops and wears cheap sunglasses. She is a hoot and knows every back road, pond and secret trail to get down to the river on this side of town between here and Millican. Wave at her if you see her - she will wave back!
LOL sounds like one of Nu's friends
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    08-22-2013, 12:04 AM
Cyn, I noticed at the Texas Ranch Round Up last week, that the majority of the cowboys has long latigo type straps on the off billet side.
    08-22-2013, 12:05 AM
Good luck in the transition, TG! They aren't sure how to process that you are leaving, I guess, lol.

So the saddles has two identical latigos, and no way to tie for center fire for rigging. I may try to loop it like the half breed, otherwise my hole punch is sharp and ready to go! They both have the holes at the end for the girth (instead of a traditional girth knot), so I guess the previous owner just tied up both ends - seems counter intuitive to have that bulk on a close contact saddle, but to each their own.
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    08-22-2013, 12:12 AM
Originally Posted by outnabout    
LOL sounds like one of Nu's friends
I AM Nu's friend - at least here anyway - until we meet in person but I have no doubt we will get along just fine.
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    08-22-2013, 12:18 AM
Cyn, I agree with you. Too much junk under your leg - I like nylon tie straps myself - they seem to lie flatter if you tie them. Half the time I don't even tie and just try to use the girth's buckle in a hole, pull out the slack so it locks, and then run the excess up thru the latigo holder by the pommel if it works for that particular hay belly at that moment. But not all hay bellies are equal. Some don't give me room for a hole.
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    08-22-2013, 12:19 AM
Look at Mammakatja rocking out the link with pictures....after I went to all the trouble to horribly explain it .

LOL, that's why I've never really liked to tie my latigos (I also have a full latigo on each side), it puts too darn much bulk right up there in front of my knee. And, now that I've got a saddle with a drop plate rigging, a tied latigo would be directly under my leg while riding.

No bulk at all with the latigos just buckled and the tail through the keeper. I've never tied my latigos and after all the years I've spent riding a horse through just about everything a horse can be ridden through, I've never had one come undone.
    08-22-2013, 01:10 AM
My BFF who recently moved to TN is having mexican food withdrawals. She can't find a breakfast burrito ANYWHERE. Here we take it for granted - they are at McD's, Whataburger, Sonic, the corner gas station - everywhere. She said they don't even have decent hot sauce so even if she did find a burrito, it would be pointless. She's died and gone to hell if you ask me. What else would you call a place without mexican food?
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    08-22-2013, 01:35 AM
Hell, definitely. I feel her pain. There are a lot of Mexican food places around here, but whoever taught these folks how to cook did a terrible job. All the Mexican food tastes the same and it's all bland/monoflavoroid .
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    08-22-2013, 10:36 AM
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    08-22-2013, 10:38 AM
Darn it, now I'm craving a breakfast burrito!

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