I broke my latigo keepers on my saddle when I was living in Montana. My mare spooked when my boss jumped his 4wheeler out of the barrow ditch. My saddle slipped under her, she stomped it a bit broke the keepers and pulled loose "aka busted the crap out of" my blevins buckles. I had a saddle maker up there fix the stirrup leathers. I fixed the keepers myself. It was a temporary job that never got finished till now. I made a new keeper.