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 also be used as an emergency “night latch” in case your horse blows up.
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.
by Mike Laughlin