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Cowboy Night Latches For Sale

A cowboy night latch (sometimes called a Western night latch) is a leather strap (or something similar) attached to the saddle for the rider to use when a horse is bucking. For more information on night latches, please scroll down.

Below: A young contestant in the pony bronc riding event uses a night latch.

Cowboy night latch

Please note that some of the items below are "grab straps" which are for English saddles. Just to confuse things, some Western riders call a night latch a grab strap. Be sure to look at the item and read the description to know what kind of a night latch, or grab strap, you're looking at.

About Night Latches

A rider grabs onto, and pulls on, a cowboy night latch when a horse is bucking to help pull themselves deeper into the saddle. A night latch is typically a leather strap, a short piece of rope, or something similar, that has been run through the gullet of the saddle. A night latch is used instead of saddle strings or rope straps because these are likely to break or come loose from the saddle if pulled on while a horse is bucking.

Night latches are commonly used by working cowboys and cowgirls as well as any rider who simply feels the need for one. Depending on the rules, night latches are also sometimes used during the competitive ranch bronc riding event.

Below: A cowboy in the ranch bronc riding event uses a night latch.

A cowboy uses his rope as a night latch

 

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