Billet Straps

Definition:

Billets are straps of leather or webbing that the girth buckles attach to. On a dressage saddle the billet straps will be quite long, extending below the flaps. On forward seat, or all purpose saddles the billet straps are shorter and stop beneath the flaps. It's important that billet straps are strong, as this is what connects the saddle to the girth. Billet straps can be replaced if they become worn.