I recenlty bought a saddle w two latigos (i.e., latigo on the off side, too). At first, I oiled a spare halfbreed I had to replace the latigo on the off side....I guess just because that is what I have always used. Before I changed it out, I put the saddle on my mare to scrutinize the tree fit. Then I decided, since it was there, to go ahead and cinch it down to see how the cinch I picked for it fit. Then I discovered I like the latigo on the off side better! It is easier to center the cinch. Ya learn something new everyday!