6 ½’ Long x 1 5/8” Wide. Premium Grade Horween (US) 9/10 oz. Tough but waxy and supple.
The latigo, or cinch tie strap, is the strap that connects the cinch to the saddle’s rigging. The word actually describes a specific type of leather that has a recognizable burgundy color. Cinch tie straps were traditionally made of latigo leather and over time, the name stuck.
They are usually 1 ½ to 2 inches wide and about 6 feet long. In addition to the traditional leather, they are now also being made of synthetics such as nylon webbing. While nylon is strong and wears well, many feel it is prone to causing sores.