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Lexiie 02-25-2013 08:19 PM

Girths without rollers
The billets on my new saddle are leather, and the girth I use doesn't have rollers on it.
I really don't want to get a new girth because it matches so well and is just really cool looking, so does anyone have tips?

Should I clean the billets often and be super careful when tightening the girth? I don't want to ruin the billets. Thanks!

JustDressageIt 02-25-2013 08:21 PM

*shocked* they still make girths without rollers??? Personally, I'd get a new girth with rollers and sell that girth... I wouldn't want to ruin my billets..

Golden Horse 02-25-2013 08:30 PM

If you really like the girth, then get roller buckles put on?

Phly 02-25-2013 08:32 PM

You have no worries. Keep your leather oiled and soft and you'll be just fine. I honestly don't care for roller buckles or even for the pins on any girth. I wish I could find a girth that isn't set up to be like a belt. We don't use the pin anyways, and that just makes it a risk. Hmmm I might go grind em off now that I think of it. They're all stuck in the down position anyhow.
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Lexiie 02-25-2013 08:34 PM

GH- I never knew you could change the buckles. Even on an all leather girth without the elastic?

Phly- How do you put your girth on, if you're not using the buckles? O.o

Phly 02-25-2013 08:40 PM

I use the ring, but not the pins the go through the cinch strap. I do use the pin on the off side. I'll see if I have a picture. If not I'm sure lotsa folks will have.
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Golden Horse 02-25-2013 08:44 PM

English saddle Phly not western:wink:

Phly 02-25-2013 08:44 PM

Phly 02-25-2013 08:45 PM

Ohhhhhhh! Why didn't someone say that! Ughhhh
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Lexiie 02-25-2013 08:46 PM

When I ride western I use a "cowboy knot" since all of girths on the wstern saddles are too long for the horse! haha
Thanks for trying to help, I appreciate it!

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