This leather strap may seem like an insignificant thing, but it isn’t. 🙂 It’s a very convenient holder for stirrups or girths or anything else that needs fixing to the saddle. If you don’t have it, you end up with dangling stirrups or girths, especially when saddling or carrying the saddle. It gets annoying.
You can attach this leather strap to any D-ring on the saddle and it stays there as decorative and practical element during the ride. Afterwards, just follow the holder through the girth ring or the stirrup – and they are neatly hung up. It can’t be used with wide Western stirrups, however.