The fighting straps and/or riding straps, are very important to keep rider and dragon safe, ,
They are braided, and sewn to buckles, to be able to connect them together.
Moreta, check on them before she got ill of the flu, and the last time her queen would fly for being 'egg-heavy', that the cold of Between could eat, cold cracks, and wear out leather used. And during that fall, she and her queen disciplined a blue rider and his dragon, for careless, not having 'airspace' to go between and land, for the blue, could have end up in rock like unnamed wyerling at Benden Weyr.
Below are some Examples
First Interval/Second Pass
The ones that saved P'tero, during the flyover at Fort Hold's Gather.
Tia stood at her green head, who was lowered so she could sliding down her riding straps great neck, once in place she bucketed them in place, then, she mounted, to hunt felines in the south
- The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall
- The White Dragon
- Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern
- Nerilka's Story
- The Skies of Pern