A leathern strap buckled to the back of the saddle and passing under the horse's tail, to prevent the saddle from slipping forwards.
Speaker: And then there was the back pad- but I don't know what that's called around. And then um- the tray- ah, no there was ah- another affair attached to the shafts, too. Interviewer: Mm-hm. Something that went around the horse's hindquarters? Speaker: Oh yes, the ah- ah- cruppers, I-think, went around the tail. Interviewer: Yes, yes. And what about the ah part that fastened underneath the horse's- Speaker: Ah no, that surcingle was used on a blanket, I don't know what the- I- I've forgotten it.