Cinches are used to keep a western saddle in place on a horse while riding. It passes under the barrel of the horse and is attached to the saddle on both sides. Western style saddles fasten the cinch to the saddle by a single wide leather strap on each side, called a latigo or an off billet. We offer cinches in a variety of materials and sizes. Off billets anchor the cinch to the rigging rings on the "off" (or right) side of the saddle. They are usually leather, but can also be made of synthetic material such as nylon webbing. Generally there will be two layers of material to add strength for this key part (often called "2-ply," "double-ply" or "doubled").