Have you ever bought a new double off latigo (billet) and had trouble getting it on your saddle? Since it doesn’t need to come on and off very often a person doesn’t get much practice attaching a new one! You may run into a problem getting a new one attached.
To be safe you want to attach it to the off side saddle Dee so the leather is doubled over. It’s not as safe to simply thread it onto your saddle Dee. That will leave you with only a single piece of leather holding your saddle on. Follow along in the guideline below to learn how to attach your double off latigo the safe way.
- Thread it onto the ring of your cinch buckle. Make sure the ends are even.
- Run the doubled ends through your saddle’s right Dee ring. Go from outside to inside.
- Bring the ends back through the cinch buckle ring. Place the buckle tongue in the desired holes. Make sure the tongue goes through the same holes on each side of the fold.
- Tuck the ends through the keeper on your cinch so they’ll be out of your way.
To stay safe you want to make sure you check both your latigos for wear or damage on a real regular basis. As far as aging and wear goes, it doesn’t matter what they’re made of. Leather and nylon will both wear with age and use. A hop or buck or just any movement can apply a moment of extra pressure to the strap or straps and if they’re worn or aged they may break. This is one piece of tack you really depend on.
Dennis Moreland Latigos and Double Off Latigos are handmade from carefully chosen tight, dense latigo leather. Each latigo is cut and edged by hand. They are just the right thickness to be very strong but they won’t leave a lump under your fender. If you have questions please call or text 817-312-5305.
We’re a full line manufacturer of handmade tack and we’re here to help you!