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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2005 09:22:14 AM »

nat.a.lie - you could make billet straps easily.  jo-anns has flat, nylon ribbony stuff that you could use.  i forget where, maybe in the notions section.  it might be best to serge or burn the edges (with a lighter) so it doesn't unravel.  then just turn under and attach each end. 
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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2005 11:16:04 AM »

Schmoo- are you talking about the ft sam houston MWR stables?? I've been there plenty of times (took my first spill of a horse on their trails too! lol). I was there pre 9/11 and after that since i'm not military I never really tried to get back in. My dad works as a civilian on base and he could probably get me in now and he even brought home a flyer. They are $25 an hour for lessons now.

I seriously need a cash inflow before I can spend that kind of money though  Sad
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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2005 11:53:03 AM »

did you not put on billet straps?

I did, but didn't put them on until after the pic, for some reason. Smiley

(edited because I remembered) I waited to do the strap until I brought my saddle home so I could fit them exactly where they needed to be for my stubben.

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i am trying to make a couple of saddle of pads for my horse, but need to figure out how to make straps for the girth billets, and for the girth to fit through (so it does slide back).

I just used dog collar webbing- it can do a number on a regular home sewing machine but you should be okay with 1 layer. You could also make canvas/fabrics straps with the quad-fold method (take a strip of fabric, fold in half, unfold and fold haves in half, then fold together so no raw edges show, and stitch together)

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also, did you sew a quilting pattern into the pad to keep the padding in place or no?
Yes, it'll bunch otherwise. Even just a circle pattern will hold it. (like this: http://skylineequine.com.hosting.domaindirect.com/products/images/Web_1661W.jpg)
 
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I made a few more of these the other day- 2 polka dot and a mod-circle one- but haven't finished them because my trainer has me using only foam half-pads till Regal's back muscles fill out more.  Tongue I fell off my horse TWICE in my dressage lesson yesterday. I feel like such a dork. my right side is totally black and blue today.
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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2005 12:22:49 PM »

Ladymare-Yes, those are the ones-I never took lessons though, wow that's expensive! I knew how to ride from infancy (had horses of my own growing up).

Lindsayanne-I have so been there and done that. My horse jumped out from under me one time when someone shot a beebee gun into a tree a block away, then tap danced over me and gave me a lovely scar on my ankle when his steel clad hoof scraped off a chunk of skin.

I never had a problem getting to them, never even got asked for my ID!!! But it's an Army base and they usually don't ask for it.
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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2005 12:03:47 PM »

Oooh. I need to make one for my horse.
He's an Apploosa, so a customized one would look great!
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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2005 04:57:58 PM »

This is great! Id so want to use that when I ride.  Smiley The horse would love it.
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« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2005 11:47:21 AM »

Wow, looks great on your gray horse!  I ride western not english, and there tends to be a lot of color in the western saddle blankets, but maybe you can help break the sterile bland color scheme of the english world!  Custom saddle pads for all! 
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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2005 02:54:25 PM »

Wow, looks great on your gray horse!  I ride western not english, and there tends to be a lot of color in the western saddle blankets, but maybe you can help break the sterile bland color scheme of the english world!  Custom saddle pads for all! 

Sterile and bland is how we like it.  Wink  Draw attention to the performance, not the outfit.  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2005 05:01:20 PM »

That's really well made. Your horse is very lucky to have such a cool owner. Grin
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« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2005 08:41:13 PM »



Thanks! I whiped up another one the other day. My male horse was mad at me for a few days, I think,  Wink but I just bought a second horse, a mare, so he's off the hook wearing pink, at least.  Grin

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