Dressage saddle with three billets?
Ok, so I bought a very beautiful dark dark reddish brown color off the owner of the barn that I keep my horse. It's extremely comfortable and fits my horse like a glove.
I did not ask, now do I have a guess, as to the make of the saddle, or where she got it from.
She gave me a girth to go with it, but me and my mom wanted to get a different type of girth for it, so we went out looking for a new girth.
We took to old girth to the tack shop so we could compare sizes, and that's when we realized something odd: Our dressage saddle has three girth billets! Two regular ones on the outside and a thinner one in the middle, and the girth has three buckles to accommodate. We searched and searched and searched but could not find a dressage girth with three buckles!
Any idea's where I could find a dressage girth like this/ what company makes dressage saddles like this?
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...1127091820.jpgThere's a picture of it, for some reason in the picture the middle billet is out of place and farther up because of the way the saddle's sitting on the rack
I don't know who makes dressage saddles, but here's a 3 buckle girth. Unfortunately, all the sites I checked only offer it in black.
"Kennett" Black Leather Dressage Girth
Maybe it's like a jump saddle where you only use 2 to girth but you have the choice of which two to use based on the fit of your horse, etc.
In lessons our dressage saddle has 3 billets but we only use the 1st and the last billet and ignore the middle. Hope that helps :)
I don't believe you're supposed to ignore it. Since these billets are way longer than jumping saddles they aren't hidden by the flaps and would be flapping around all over the place...
I agree with Beau, if I don't use of of the straps it flops around due to it's length. But thanks guys :]
Oh.. yeah, that's a good point. I'd personally remove one (cut it) rather then try to hunt down a 3 billet dressage girth. Unless you think it would effect the integrity of saddle fit.
Its to keep the flap down and to create less bulk. A lot of older saddles have them, I rarely see them on the newer saddles. Check ebay, I saw a brown one on there with the three spots just a couple of weeks ago.
Well the newer Wintecs have them (Pro, Isabell) - I cut the one off my Isabell - my leg is going to keep the flap down well enough once it's broken in. I thought the OP was referring to an actual billet, not a separate strap on both sides of flaps.
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