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How to Rig a Half Breed Off Billet

How to rig a half breed off billet

What is a half breed off billet?

Most riders are accustomed to the traditional leather or nylon off billet used to secure the cinch to the off side of the saddle. This is pretty standard for most saddles. But over the past few years manufacturers have been moving to a leather "Half Breed" style off billet for their work and ranch style saddles.

The advantage of the half breed off billet is that it distributes the pressure on the billet at the rigging dee and it the cinch dee and NOT in the hole of the off billet. The half breed style is more durable than a traditional off billet. And customers have commented about the increased adjustability of the half breed style.

How to rig a half breed off billet

Put one end of the strap through the cinch ring until the ring is in the middle of the strap. The strap should be folded in two with the ends together and the cinch ring at the middle.

  1. Run the two loose ends through the dee ring on the right side of the saddle
  2. Bring the ends back around and run them back through the cinch ring again.
  3. Put the metal prong from the cinch through both layers of holes in the strap
  4. Then tuck the extra ends into the latigo keeper strap on the underside of the mohair cinch.

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