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post #21 of 26 Old 11-30-2009, 03:37 PM
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I highly recommend to read a feedback for the 1st set (if you scroll down). I thought right away when I looked at them they are not reliable - and the feedback is the proof.

Fowl Play, you get what you pay for. Those clips are very bad and breaks very easily, you don't even need to pull much (I had those broke on me couple times too). I'd still advise to look for pair of slobber straps (like this one Slobber Straps (Pair) - Horse.com), buy a good yacht rope in local TSC or other similar store and do it yourself. Or buy the used ones (could be some in classified section here).

P.S. BTW, I had VERY bad experience with stuff from horselovertz before: the hackamore I got broke apart in pieces after 3-4 times.

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I highly recommend to read a feedback for the 1st set (if you scroll down). I thought right away when I looked at them they are not reliable - and the feedback is the proof.

Fowl Play, you get what you pay for. Those clips are very bad and breaks very easily, you don't even need to pull much (I had those broke on me couple times too). I'd still advise to look for pair of slobber straps (like this one Slobber Straps (Pair) - Horse.com), buy a good yacht rope in local TSC or other similar store and do it yourself. Or buy the used ones (could be some in classified section here).

P.S. BTW, I had VERY bad experience with stuff from horselovertz before: the hackamore I got broke apart in pieces after 3-4 times.
I can't tell from the pictures, but can you easily change reins with the slobber straps on? They look kind of nice with the leather at the end, you know, makes the nylon of the reins and the leather of the head stall go together. I think if I get a pair of slobber straps and play around I might understand them a bit better. Depending on what they are doing her instructor does want her to be able to switch reins so I don't want it to be a huge process. The biggest problem I am having is time to play around without her seeing. Since she doesn't know about these yet I can't just have them out in the living room so that's why I'm asking so many questions. I am going back to look at the clips you're refering to now...

I really appreciate the comments. I have to learn this stuff is she's going to be so serious about horses.
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I highly recommend to read a feedback for the 1st set (if you scroll down). I thought right away when I looked at them they are not reliable - and the feedback is the proof.

Fowl Play, you get what you pay for. Those clips are very bad and breaks very easily, you don't even need to pull much (I had those broke on me couple times too). I'd still advise to look for pair of slobber straps (like this one Slobber Straps (Pair) - Horse.com), buy a good yacht rope in local TSC or other similar store and do it yourself. Or buy the used ones (could be some in classified section here).

P.S. BTW, I had VERY bad experience with stuff from horselovertz before: the hackamore I got broke apart in pieces after 3-4 times.
To me it looks like an issue of the way the hooks are attached. I've seen different kinds of hooks used, and I know when we make the dog leads we use the more expensive clips for that exact reason. I will have to play around a little and get some more ideas.
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To me it looks like an issue of the way the hooks are attached. I've seen different kinds of hooks used, and I know when we make the dog leads we use the more expensive clips for that exact reason. I will have to play around a little and get some more ideas.
Oh, yes, you are right. There are good hooks out there and if you can attach the rope it'll work great. Those "chinese/indian" made hooks are really bad though (as well as clips and whatever else I bought over years - the metal breaks itself, really weird IMO). They are good for something light, but safety-wise are not the best. That's exactly a reason I'm afraid to use such myself.
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I can't tell from the pictures, but can you easily change reins with the slobber straps on? They look kind of nice with the leather at the end, you know, makes the nylon of the reins and the leather of the head stall go together. I think if I get a pair of slobber straps and play around I might understand them a bit better. Depending on what they are doing her instructor does want her to be able to switch reins so I don't want it to be a huge process. The biggest problem I am having is time to play around without her seeing. Since she doesn't know about these yet I can't just have them out in the living room so that's why I'm asking so many questions. I am going back to look at the clips you're refering to now...

I really appreciate the comments. I have to learn this stuff is she's going to be so serious about horses.
Try to contact iridehorses in PM - he's always full of really good advices and suggestions on tack, and I do remember he was very helpful about the reins/slobber straps when I was looking for pair myself. I never attached any so can't give insights, but they are very popular in my area for trail riding.
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