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  • String girth with spring-loaded buckles?

    Hi everyone--wondering if anyone has ever come across a string/cord girth with spring-loaded buckles? (Or the ability to buy the buckles separately and change them out?) Thank you!

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    You wouldn't find such a thing because that kind of buckle is bulky and slips.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Equibrit View Post
      You wouldn't find such a thing because that kind of buckle is bulky and slips.
      I think they're talking about the clik type, same type of buckle as normal just the "tongue" is spring loaded into the up position.

      https://www.doversaddlery.com/lettia...th/p/X1-02005/

      No sure how that would slip compared to a normal buckle.

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      • #4
        Could someone explain to me how such a buckle works? I've never seen one.
        "Good young horses are bred, but good advanced horses are trained" Sam Griffiths

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Willesdon View Post
          Could someone explain to me how such a buckle works? I've never seen one.
          There is a spring mechanism so the tongue is always “wanting” to be closed, but it’s not particularly strong. So if you are tightening a girth you can pull up on the strap, the tongue will come loose from the hole, and stay in place to drop easily into the next hole. Very handy for those of us with weaker hands and shorter fingers.

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          • #6
            Just found this close up of buckle;
            https://www.doversaddlery.com/images/xxl/0002036_3.jpg

            Marcel Toulouse sell this. First time I have seen it.
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            • #7
              I presume that should the spring mechanism fail, the buckle simply works like a traditional one? Or is there a risk of the girth coming undone?
              "Good young horses are bred, but good advanced horses are trained" Sam Griffiths

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Willesdon View Post
                I presume that should the spring mechanism fail, the buckle simply works like a traditional one? Or is there a risk of the girth coming undone?
                I can’t think of a reason why the girth would come undone, it should work normally.

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                • #9
                  Maybe they are one of those things that become second nature in a few years. I remember when cross surcingles where novel on rugs. I really am becoming old!
                  "Good young horses are bred, but good advanced horses are trained" Sam Griffiths

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by endlessclimb View Post

                    I think they're talking about the clik type, same type of buckle as normal just the "tongue" is spring loaded into the up position.

                    https://www.doversaddlery.com/lettia...th/p/X1-02005/

                    No sure how that would slip compared to a normal buckle.
                    I've been fox hunting with the Lettia Clik girths for 10 years. I can't imagine using the regular style buckle girth ever again. Super fast to tighten.

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                    • #11
                      I have a couple of the "click" girths. I found that on a certain hole I could feel the bulk of the buckle. I didn't have the same issue with a regular buckle girth.

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