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Oct. 1, 2009, 12:54 AM
I just got a grab strap. It is 11.5 inches long and is too short to go from one dee to the other, since I use a sheepskin pad. Does any place sell longer ones?
Oct. 1, 2009, 01:17 AM
You really don't want to pull out your dee rings anyway as that is a very expensive repair. These will add quite a bit of length to your strap.
Oct. 1, 2009, 11:32 AM
A quickie Google search found this 15" one. You have to scroll down.
There are some unique products here. I had never heard of a whip bag, but what a great idea.
Oct. 1, 2009, 11:50 AM
I just put one on my Lauriche-attached the ends to the rectangular pieces under the flap at the top. I used one of my old browbands and attached with 1" flat hammered copper wheels I made. Keeps everything where it should be, and easy to grab if my horse decides to defy gravity when it's chilly and the winds are howling.
Oct. 1, 2009, 12:10 PM
yes, we all have unused browbands and flash nosebands lying about. I have 4 saddles- one with an actual grabstrap. The others all have grab straps, made out of browbands or flashes. I haven't ever pulled a dee ring off any saddle and you can bet my grabstraps get plenty of use. I use those little chain links with the screw up barrel that closes them to attach the browbands to the saddle d's. The browbands generally work very well especially if they are the padded type that will stnd out from the saddle and is a comfy thickness to hold.
Oct. 1, 2009, 01:46 PM
Thanks for the great ideas everyone!
Oct. 1, 2009, 03:47 PM
do others find that having and using a grab strap just causes the rider to lose balance more??? I find having my hands in my crotch when I was younger and use to grab, would just cause my center of gravity to be off and to toss me easier.
Oct. 1, 2009, 03:49 PM
put d savers on your stirrup bars and attach the grab strap to them,should give you enough extra room,and is easier on your saddle.
Oct. 1, 2009, 03:50 PM
FWIW I have never actually grabbed my strap to keep from being bucked off. I usually look down at the horse as if to ask, "Are you really bucking?" Then I get bucked off.
Oct. 3, 2009, 06:48 AM
I had the same problem with my Wide-tree Niedersuss and almost panicked... What I did, I got some Nunn Finer Dee-Savers form Victory Canter, and the Courbette Mounting Strap (as Courbette calls it), which is thick textured rubber over nylon with snaps on the end. (No breaking this baby!) The Courbette strap is quite a bit longer than most straps as it is, so if you don't think you need the Dee-Savers, it should still work plenty well.
By the way, if you want the Courbette strap, Dressage Extensions is the way to go. The have best total price of any of the places that carry it.