What is a billet strap for?

By Jen Davis. i. The “off billet” is the leather strap attached to the front D-ring on the right side of the rigging on your horse’s Western saddle. Its purpose is to support the girth, which wraps around the horse’s barrel.

Where is the billet strap on a saddle?

The billets are three straps underneath the top flap, on each side of the english saddle. The billets are the straps which attach to the girth to anchor the saddle on the horse’s back.

Why does my saddle bounce at the back?

If your saddle bounces in the rear, it could be that the billet webbing (the part that connects between the tree and the leather billet) is not mount far enough back on the tree. For a saddle with this problem, the webbing should be mounted near the rear of the tree.

How do you attach a strap to a billet?

How to Tie Billets on a Saddle – YouTube

Why are there 3 billets on an English saddle?

English riding saddles typically have billet straps on both sides of the saddle. Located under the top leg flap, these billets are used to attach the cinch to the saddle. Most English saddles will have at least three billet straps on each side. Any two of these straps are then used to attach the cinch to the saddle.

What is the off billet on a western saddle?

The “off billet” is the leather strap attached to the front D-ring on the right side of the rigging on your horse’s Western saddle. Its purpose is to support the girth, which wraps around the horse’s barrel. The right side of the girth buckles to the off billet.

What are the Velcro straps on an English saddle pad?

A velcro leg strap secures the skirt to your leg and if you happen to part company with your horse (deliberately or not!) then the velcro tabs all release so you are never trapped.

What side do you put the girth on?

How to Hook the Girth of an English Saddle – YouTube

How do you use a latigo strap?

How to properly put on a leather Latigo strap to a Western Saddle


Videos

How to Tie Billets on a Saddle

Which girth straps/billets to use. English saddle fitting help.

Tip of the Day! How to use the billet straps on your saddle.


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