We have long latigo/cinch staps on both sides of our saddles. Any saddle I have I've switched out the short off billet to a latigo. I wonder how many folks prefer the latigo. When looking at new saddles I noticed many (most?) have the little short off billet on the off side instead of the long latigo strap. Do you keep it or change it out?
I like them because your cinching from both sides. I think with the off billet your pulling the girth skin to one direction only. If you draw up from both sides equally, your bringing up the cinch straight under the horse with equal pressure to both sides. Personally I count the holes in the strap and make sure I am the same on both sides.