Manufacturer: Ozark Leather Company - The Saddle King of Texas
Model: Tie Strap
Category: Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
Purchase: Having just bought a western saddle, I needed a tie strap as well. Victoria Feeds - The Horse & Hound in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada sells a variety of tie straps but I chose this one, made by Ozark Leather Company - "The Saddle King of Texas" (not to be confused with Ozark Leather Co. - which is what was stamped on the tie straps tag). Weird, huh? These are two separate companies though. I can't remember exactly how much I paid for this, but it was approximately $25 Cdn without taxes.
Likes: I dislike nylon tie straps because I don't think you can tie them securely, and I also didn't want to get a flimsy leather tie strap because, well... that's partly what attaches the cinch to your saddle. And without a cinch.. you'll make good company with the ground! The tie strap from Ozark Leather Company - "The Saddle King of Texas" is thick yet pliable. It really feels like a quality product. The strap is also long enough that I can double it up when I tie it, if need be.
Dislikes: The sales tag was a bit odd but other than that, this is a quality tie strap. I think Ozark Leather Company - "The Saddle King of Texas" should come up with another sales tag that sets them apart from Ozark Leather Co. (one makes leather motorcycle gear, the other is a supplier / manufacturer of horse and pet equipment).. or at least they should put their full name on the tag.
Quality: 1 3/4" wide x 6' long tie straps from Ozark Leather Company - "The Saddle King of Texas" are currently available in 4 styles. Two are in latigo leather, two are in nylon. I chose the black latigo leather tie strap. It's also a true black, not some dark variation of a colour as commonly found in cheap products. I'm not sure what their dying process is, but none of the dye has transferred to either the saddle pad or the horse. Another plus!
Summary: A great tie strap at a price affordable to anyone. It does up securely and felt broken in from the first moment I used it. I would absolutely get this tie strap again.
Author: Katie W
Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
6 reader(s) voted.
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