The "night latch" typically was a piece of rope tied around the pommel to keep cowboys on night watch from falling from their saddles while dozing. It also gives riders something to grab on to when things don't go well. It is more secure than grabbing the horn. Our night latches tie around the pommel like a bosal hanger or rope halter, eliminating the need for a buckle. They are tied securely in place, yet easy to remove, and are especially handy on saddles without horns.
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Simple Night Latch with Slit Braid
Simple night latch with decorative slit braids to secure hand hold. Made from top quality English bridle, harness and latigo leather. Please specify by email your color preference; i.e. dark oil, medium, light (won't be really light), black, or a combination. Can be made to fit western saddles and horn-free endurance models with narrow pommels. Please specify when ordering. Contact me email@example.com for multiple purchases as Paypal will charge you shipping for each nightlatch.