Hello This is going to sound really stupid but I can't seem to saddle my horse with an english saddle. He stands fine but he bloats and I can't get the girth close enough to the billets to buckle. I measured the length of girth I need and bought the correct size but I just can't get it fastened. Is there a trick or a piece of equipment or something that I could use to get the girth buckled? Would a specific kind of girth work better? I am trying to see if the saddle fits the both of us as I want to take english riding lessons in a few weeks. I have no problem with my western saddle, i girth it up walk him a couple minutes and then finish tightening it.