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    Default Probably a REALLY dumb question...

    But, how do you attach a nameplate to a girth?

    I bought myself a gift of nameplates for all my tack, and the rivets that are included will never work. Do I get longer ones??



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    I like to send that stuff to Beval to have professionally done.



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    Check your local tack shop, mine does it for you.



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    Careful where you put it on the girth. The edges of that plate can rub against the underside of the saddle flap and wear it thin or, if it's below the edge of the flap, wear a hole in your boots or chaps...and I got a pair of $250 in 1994 full chaps complete with "mystery" hole mid calf to prove that.

    I yanked it off when I realized what was happening about '96 and never replaced it or installed another. I have intials carved on the backside near the buckles or just use a black laundry marker on the inside of the elastic instead. Works fine, doesn't show and no holes.
    When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

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    F8, thanks for the info - with that in mind, I will definitely select the location carefully.

    So how did you get that pesky plate on, before you ripped it off?

    I don't have a local tack shop or anywhere like that, so it will be a DIY job.



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    Just use a hammer, cover the plate with a toel so it does not scratch. Maybe some wire cutters to snip the end of the brad (the little nail) off if it pokes through.

    It is no where near rocket science.
    When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

    The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.



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    See, they sent me tiny little baby rivets. Hence my confusion.

    So I am using the little nails, pounding them through with a hammer, and nipping off the excess.

    Helps when you have the right tools and hardware!



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