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post #51 of 61 Old 12-15-2012, 01:20 PM
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I agree EVD. I don't know anything about the fence, I was taking some lessons there. But still, I have had cut the twine loose as nothing was breaking when the horse was tied to a solid post, and I wasn't going to stand around waiting for something to break.

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post #52 of 61 Old 12-15-2012, 02:52 PM
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I agree EVD. I don't know anything about the fence, I was taking some lessons there. But still, I have had cut the twine loose as nothing was breaking when the horse was tied to a solid post, and I wasn't going to stand around waiting for something to break.
Oh I have too - if I have scissors or a craft knife handy (which I do in my tackbox first aid kit) then snippy snippy!
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post #53 of 61 Old 12-20-2012, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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So, today I put the quick release snaps to the test. I tugged, pulled, yanked, jerked, put both feet on the wall and put my full weight and strength on the quick release snap, I really gave it my best shot and could NOT get the thing to open on it's own. Are we all talking about the same thing?
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Im imagining you doing this lol
I guess it makes sense to test them before using. Like I said, I was left with the rope waving the horse good bye a couple of times. It was more a thing of the tongue a Tad too short and spring in the snap too weak. Manufacturing problem, I guess
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Haha, yeah I looked around the barn to see if anyone was watching before I commenced my tests. Lol. I bet you're right deserthorse. The tongue that the quick release slide covers was probably too short? I don't know. Interesting conversation though, now I'll be on the look out for weak snaps!
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We dont us anything with anytype of hardware on it. We use rope halters with leads attached. If they panic to an extent I think they wont settle down. Cut it with a knife. I by NO MEANS am getting close enough to a thousand pound horse flipping out just to undo a snap. I have seen it too many times were people try to unhook their horses halter or lead and then end up getting trampled or kicked because the horse is panicing and not paying attention to the human trying to help.

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We dont us anything with anytype of hardware on it. We use rope halters with leads attached. If they panic to an extent I think they wont settle down. Cut it with a knife. I by NO MEANS am getting close enough to a thousand pound horse flipping out just to undo a snap. I have seen it too many times were people try to unhook their horses halter or lead and then end up getting trampled or kicked because the horse is panicing and not paying attention to the human trying to help.
Indeed, good point. There also could be instances when the horse is not flailing, you're not in danger and it would just be easier to unclip it than cut it. Why not have the option? After reading all of these, though, I am really going to make keeping a knife on me a priority.
I like having hardware because I often have students that I lunge on the horse. It's easier to simply unclip the lead rope and leave the halter on under the bridle when we're done with the lung part of the lesson. I understand the point of no hardware though, for sure.
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If your doing lessons or longing then that's one thing to use something with hardware bit say you use use a regular nylon halter with hardware. the horse panics while being tied. the halter breaks and with the force behind ot comes and catches the horse in the eye. its nasty. i have been around a lot of older stuck in their ways folk that won't touch a nylon halter. i for one ended up with four places broke in my hand because my horse panicked when she was tied and snapped the lead. the buckle on the lead came back and hit my hand. my hand instantly swelled three times its normal size and turned black. it was gross.

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Ouch!! Man! That sounds awful. So you just use rope halters with attached leads? That experience would change my mind too. My personal experience made me want to have quick release snaps on everything. Thanks for sharing though. That's a really good point to consider.
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I is 1/4" rope for our halter and we buy rope for leads and lunge lines from a local company. we have a certain knot we use to tie it on and off the halter. just like changing a lead out with a lunge line just no hardware.

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