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  1. #1
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    Default Synthetic billets on Tekna S-Line dressage saddle???

    I'm considering buying one of these for my Arab mare. The Wintecs I've used in the past were synthetic, but the billets were leather at the bottom (where they attach to the girth). I've been told the billets on the Tekna S-Line dressage saddle are synthetic. Does anyone have one of these saddles (or maybe a different saddle with synthetic billets)? I'm concerned about them being hard to girth up, or there being a bump where they attach at the buckle. The synthetic billets would not be supple like the leather. Comments? Thanks!



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    I find the Tekna billets easier to girth up than leather as they let the buckles slide a bit easier. They a bit stiffer than leather, but I don't find that they "bump" up any more than a leather billet. Probably being on a dressage saddle helps since the girth is usually not under the leg like a jumping saddle.
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