Why is it so hard to find lead ropes with quick-release snaps?

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    12-12-2012, 05:59 PM
Why is it so hard to find lead ropes with quick-release snaps?

After an accident years ago, I swore I would never use a lead without a quick release snap ever again. I can eventually find them after a lot of searching, but why aren't they more common? Any thoughts? Where do you get yours if you use them?
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    12-12-2012, 06:08 PM
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    12-12-2012, 06:43 PM
Yep! Like those, the selection is usually minimal though. That's the same lead on 3 different sites.
There's usually 1 or 2 with quick release snaps for every 100 with bull or bolt snaps
    12-12-2012, 06:50 PM
In Germany, all you find is Quick Releases. It's rare to find Lead Ropes without them. And only recently have the non Panic Hooks come more and more to the market and more widely used. But still, the Panic Hook is the Lead Rope to go over here.

You can even get just those Panikhaken - Stricke & Anbinder - Krämer Pferdesport Online-Shop here without the lead rope.

Here is a small selection of the items in the store I'll be going to, tomorrow. If you like, we can talk via PM, if you find something you like, let me know, I get it, we paypal it or whatever and I'll ship it to you, when I get back Stateside...
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    12-12-2012, 06:58 PM
Guess I don't understand the need. It's called "open your hand and let go." I had no idea leads with quick releases even existed, and I have been dealing with horses almost 50 years without them.
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    12-12-2012, 07:09 PM
I use them for crossties. That way if the horse gets itself in a pickle I can undo one side and get out of the way pretty quick.
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    12-12-2012, 07:36 PM
Understand crossties totally.
    12-12-2012, 07:44 PM
I found a really old quick release lead on my farm when we bought the place. But I really don't see how all the others are so hard/not fast enough to release...Though, I prefer the "scissor snap" leads or anything with a clip.
My reins are Scissor snap, I use them as a lead sometimes.

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    12-12-2012, 07:50 PM
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If it's selection you want, just purchase the rope of choice, some hardware and fashion your own - that way you can have exactly what you want.
    12-12-2012, 08:25 PM
My local tack shop owner makes a lot of his own lead ropes, so you can chose colour, length, kind of snap....you could always ask to see if anyone in your area can do that same.
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