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    12-12-2012, 11:22 PM
  #21
Weanling
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Originally Posted by EvilHorseOfDoom    
Tie to baling twine - it snaps by itself. So long as you use a double loop it won't snap unless the horse is panicking properly.

Regarding leading, there are very few cases where I'd let go of a lead when a horse pulled. Really quick way to teach them a dangerous bad habit. If they're the sort that throws the head up or pulls back a jerk or two on a rope halter will get them behaving. Otherwise IMHO so long as it's not actually dangerous, hang on (making sure of course that the lead isn't looped around your hand as it never should be). Cotton ropes generally don't burn too bad. A horse that knows he can pull away is a danger to himself and others, not to mention very annoying.
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Oh I absolutely agree, don't know what I said to make you think I didn't. :)
Yeah.. I don't see any reason why baling twine wouldn't work. I've seen it used for tying in trailers, how do you use it for tying everywhere else?
     
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    12-12-2012, 11:39 PM
  #22
Weanling
Here's the work involved in getting a good, strong splice to attach to a clip. Looks like a pain. How to Eye Splice double braid rope
     
    12-12-2012, 11:44 PM
  #23
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Originally Posted by Tessa7707    
Oh I absolutely agree, don't know what I said to make you think I didn't. :)
Yeah.. I don't see any reason why baling twine wouldn't work. I've seen it used for tying in trailers, how do you use it for tying everywhere else?
Oh no, someone else suggested letting go - thought I'd chip in with my $0.02
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    12-12-2012, 11:51 PM
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Weanling
Oh, ok. :)
     
    12-13-2012, 10:07 AM
  #25
Trained
I guess I am not understanding the context. What do you need it for? Do you want to tie the horse? Or lead the horse? The "quick release" type snaps you are referring to that you actually have to release-you have to get WAY to close to a freaked out horse for my taste.

It has also been my experience that in an emergency, the regular lead rope slips break pretty easily if a horse is tied and panics. I would never use a quick release to lead a horse-it makes it much to easy for them to act stupid and not get disciplined. JMHO.
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    12-13-2012, 10:14 AM
  #26
Trained
If I have a horse freaking out and I want it to get away from me or let it away, I want it to have its lead rope still attached so I have a chance in h*ll of catching it. I see zero reason for a quick release leadrope...
     
    12-13-2012, 11:22 AM
  #27
Green Broke
I like using an old scrap peice of leather or doubled binder twine(as mentioned). Then it breaks in case of emergency, leaving you with the lead still attached.

I've been in a situation with a horse that was panicking. Even though it had a panic snap on it I had no intention of getting that close to the thrashing front legs. I cut the rope.
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    12-13-2012, 11:24 AM
  #28
Weanling
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Originally Posted by franknbeans    
I guess I am not understanding the context. What do you need it for? Do you want to tie the horse? Or lead the horse? The "quick release" type snaps you are referring to that you actually have to release-you have to get WAY to close to a freaked out horse for my taste.

It has also been my experience that in an emergency, the regular lead rope slips break pretty easily if a horse is tied and panics. I would never use a quick release to lead a horse-it makes it much to easy for them to act stupid and not get disciplined. JMHO.

For tying the horse. I don't understand why a quick release makes it easy for a horse to act stupid and not get disciplined?

I didn't realize this was going to turn into such a hot topic. :)

I don't see any negative affects from having a quick release/panic snap on a lead rope, I do see multiple potential positives.

Even if you do carry a knife to cut it for a horse freaking out so you don't have to get too close, I just think it's a smart added safety measure

I had a 'duh' moment last night. I'm just going to get panic snaps and lead ropes that have eye splices already, remove the old snap and slip on the new one. 'deet dee dee'
     
    12-13-2012, 12:32 PM
  #29
Trained
If you're tying the horse why not buy crossties/trailer ties?
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    12-13-2012, 01:15 PM
  #30
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by franknbeans    
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.
I HATE those things! Way too time-consuming and difficult with gloves on. There is no way I would haul an entire barn full of horses in with those. Especially because if a horse gets loose I can quickly unclip the lead rope, dump the halter (as a halter = run, run, RUN AWAY!! To loose horses ) and go slip the lead rope around the loose horse.

Now we have them on the crossties but flipped them backwards so that if the horse panics, you don't need to get anywhere near the stupid, just hop up on the tack boxes under them and undo them from the wall. There is a loop of baling twine between them and the wall too, so the one time we had a panicked horse, the twine broke. We don't have any un-trained or crazy horses at the barn so a single loop of baling twine is fine, it's basically an act of God to get one of the horses to panic in the cross ties.
     

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