Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher5
Yep, a General Purpose saddle.
the girth doesnt have elastic on it though. It's an anti-gall girth though, so it's not just a leather stap, it's a leathery cushiony girth shaped for maximum comfort. He works great with it, no discomfort when being ridden. The knee buckling has only happened once, when I did it too fast.
Try skipping the holes and just tying a regular western girth "knot"
I make the knot up completely on the near side, then tighten the girth, then tighten the knot.
Another thing, you can exert a lot of pressure if you tighten the girth with the billet going down to the girth, up to the saddle, down to the girth and up to the saddle again, you can triple your tightening power, and get it too tight very easy.
When I learned how to put on a western saddle, there were no such things as holes in the billets, I think it is generally a new thing.
Ha here I am thinking a general purpose saddle is a western saddle, like a trail saddle or something.
So you have an all purpose English saddle, those are not as easy to get too tight, can be done though.