Hedin from Kalispell, Montana, a long time packer in the Bob
Marshall Wilderness area, says that when packing horses and mules,
it is most often a good idea to have a quick release knot on the
pack saddle latigos.That
way, if a wreck occurs and a packsaddle turns, you can quickly
pull the loose end of the latigo and loosen the cinches and
release the packsaddle before the equipment and pack animal can be
knot is also flatter and less bulky under the packs to help
eliminate galling the pack animal.
tie the knot:
1.To the left, put the point of the latigo through the ring in
the packsaddle rigging.
2.Bring the latigo back under the rigging ring above where the
latigo first entered, on the same side, forming a loop.
the loop tight. (Rigging ring acts as a lock to the loop.)
4.Another loop of the latigo may be inserted through the first
loop, and tightened down if you have a great deal of latigo to get rid
of.Art assures us that one loop is enough to secure the latigo.
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