ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: [endurance] endurance saddles

Re: [endurance] endurance saddles

Fri, 22 Sep 1995 13:05:18 -0600 (CST)

On Fri, 22 Sep 1995, Celina G. Roberts wrote:

> I have just purchased a endurance saddle but I'm a bit confused about the
> rear d rings. Most conventional (or western saddles) use a back strap to
> hold the saddle down however the endurance saddle has the rings slanted
> forwardas though the back strp should be attched to the cinch. How is
> this done? What does one use to make this connection?
Let me begin by stating that I don't have one of those saddle types, but
a friend of mine does. She runs the tie stap through the girth ring,
then up to and thru the back rigging ring, back thru the girth ring and
tie it off at the forward rigging ring like you do normally.
(confused?) I belive that the purpose is to distribute the force of the
tree evenly over the back - sort of a modified McClellan (spelling?).
Hope this is of some help. Like I said though, someone may know for sure
and my friend and I may be cinching up improperly. Let me know.
Alicia Trissler | NSTRI6898@ALPHA.NSULA.EDU
Doctoral Candidate in Educational Technology at Northwestern State University

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