Originally Posted by iridehorses
I've been doing it that way forever and never had a problem. If you aren't comfortable with the tongue going through the hole, what do you do with the off billet?
It's not the tongue, it's the latigo just being fastened to a horse by the buckle going through a small hole that irks me. If it was the same direction as a stirrup leather's buckle then that wouldn't concern me AS much. The older way with the 4 knot/tie seems like it would be less likely to come undone. And I'd feel much safer going that way.
But like I said, whatever works for people.