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    01-24-2013, 09:00 PM
Lead Chains?

Wasn't quite sure where to put this...

Hey guys! I've had this question for a really long time: Some lead ropes have that long chain with a snap at the end, I know how to use them (I work with 2 stallions so I use them a lot, actually) but if I don't need it can I just clip it to the ring on the halter without wrapping the chain over the nose or under the chin? Or is that unsafe somehow?
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    01-24-2013, 09:18 PM
I'm quite sure it won't.

We have some leads like that and we just snap them on the bottom and use regularly. The only issue is that they make it a bit weighted, but it doesn't get in the way or anything.
    01-24-2013, 09:28 PM
It's fine and completely safe =]
    01-24-2013, 09:29 PM
Yep it's fine

Just be wary that a chain is more apt to snap under pressure than just plain rope(:
    01-24-2013, 09:37 PM
Okay, awesome! Thanks!
    01-24-2013, 10:51 PM
Seen it used like a normal lead by professionals so should be fine. My only concern would be if the horse pulled back and it broke where the chain met the rope (possibly a weak point) as the chain would then spring back at the horse and possibly get him/her in the face, maybe even the eye.
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