Your Rope Up
Here is a neat way to
tie up your rope onto your saddle. Matt Plumlee, saddlemaker
and buckaroo from Eureka, Nevada likes to tie his rope up with
the saddle rope strap by taking two or three wraps around the
rope (counterclockwise from the on side of the saddle), making
a loop clockwise around the saddle horn, working the rope up
tight to the horn, and then buckling the rope strap buckle.
This method keeps your rope from loosely flopping around and
the rope can
be used as an emergency “night latch” in case your horse blows
In order to keep your
rope ready for action, remember to coil the loop so that the
honda is on the outside of the coil and directly in front of
the coil. This allows you to take your rope down and build
a loop quickly.