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post #1 of 10 Old 06-03-2011, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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What would this be?

A few months back at an auction we picked up a lot of halters, leads, saddle bags, etc. When I was cleaning them at home, I noticed that two of the lead ropes weren't the typical lead rope. They are blue (with two white stripes on each side) nylon, about 6' long each. I looked up Johnson Ideal Halter Co which was what was on the manufacture tag, but couldn't find anything. I thought these could be reins, but you tell me. Each has a small scissor clip on one end, and a conway on the other. I haven't used them for anything (I'm be afraid to use these tiny scissor clips for a lead rope, they look like they could break easily if a horse were to pull).

Anyone have any answer or theory as to what these are to be used for?
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post #2 of 10 Old 06-04-2011, 12:29 AM
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I'm trying to picture this, and coming up with some kind of head-setting device?
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I snapped a quick picture while it was still out on my tack box, sorry it's a little blurry..



There are a few more holes at the end of the nylon on the conway buckle side as well.
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post #5 of 10 Old 06-04-2011, 07:18 PM
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...maybe they're some type of cross-ties? I'm not really sure at all though.

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post #6 of 10 Old 06-04-2011, 07:56 PM
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Is there another hole on the buckle side closer to the end? If so, I would guess roping reins.

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post #7 of 10 Old 06-04-2011, 08:23 PM
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My guess would have to be a roping rein, too... although I almost always see those in round rope, not flat strap... I do have a trail bridle that came with nylon strap split reins - one side had a scissor snap connection and the other a conway buckle.

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post #8 of 10 Old 06-04-2011, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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That would make sense for them to be roping reins. I guess I never thought of that because both my roping reins are rounded, not flat. I've never seen two buckles/snaps on one rein before though...what use do the conways have here?
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Put the rein on "permanently" on one side but allow for unclipping and leading on the other side.
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post #10 of 10 Old 06-04-2011, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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How interesting, that's pretty neat. :) Thank you very much!
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