This Russet Tie Down Strap was designed to prevent your tie down from dropping dangerously low. If the tie down strap is adjusted properly when roping or running barrels, it will hang loosely when the horse drops it's head. If the strap hangs too low the horse can step in it, causing a dangerous situation when running at high speeds. The tie down hobbles attach to the rings of your breast collar. Run your tie down through the hobble when attaching to the cinch this will keep it up and out of the way.