See if you have always tacked up in cross ties you will do things differently..same as if you have always tied to a rail, ground tied or always tacked up in a stable.
English rider in England 90% of the time I tacked up in the stable, Carry tack to stable, put saddle on half door, go in close door, put on bridle, then pick up saddle put it on. Coming back in, saddle off, onto half door, then bridle. Often dealing with martingales or breast plates so easy way to do it. I now find it very frustrating because everywhere seems to have sliding doors, so can't park the saddle there.
Now, I always put my western saddle on first, usually hang the bridle on it while I clean feet, etc....for some reason I have got in the habit of groom, saddle on, then pick feet, then go get hat, body protector etc, then put bridle on......she is tied in the barn aisle BTW.
It really does not matter, you do what the discipline, tack, facilities etc call for, as with everything else horse based, lots of ways to do stuff
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