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        01-04-2014, 09:44 PM
      #41
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    you NEVER lunge in a chain.
    I don't know why they make those. I winch every time I see someone using one.
         
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        01-04-2014, 09:51 PM
      #42
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Yogiwick    
    A stud chain is a chain. You can put it over the nose/under the nose/over gums/through mouth whatever. It's the same thing. How you use it varies.
    and some folks use the lead with the chain in the end just as a lead. They double the chain and clip it back on itself. That is also what I have seen done with lunge lines with chains. Why, I have no idea. Guess they think they then have the chain if they need it? Which also makes me cringe…...
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        01-04-2014, 09:57 PM
      #43
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    Originally Posted by franknbeans    
    and some folks use the lead with the chain in the end just as a lead. They double the chain and clip it back on itself. That is also what I have seen done with lunge lines with chains. Why, I have no idea. Guess they think they then have the chain if they need it? Which also makes me cringe…...
    It's still a stud chain! Just no being used as one. I use stud chain on one of my horses on occasion. It is doubled back on itself most of the time, if I need it it's there. It's annoying swinging weight though. If you don't need it get rid of it.

    I have used a lunge line with a chain. I refused to use the chain so it just hung there swinging around. Really hard to teach a horse to lunge when you have this big weighted section that also likes to pop up and hit them in the face (can't remember why but I couldn't even double it back). I almost thought about threading it through the halter just so it wouldn't hit her I the face... Ugh. I'm starting to keep my own stuff in my car. Need to add a lunge, halter, bits, etc... You would be surprised.
         
        01-04-2014, 10:01 PM
      #44
    Trained
    Guess we will have to agree to use the term differently. I call it a lead with a chain, and use the term "stud chain" only when I place it over the nose, under the chin, or on the gums, none of which I do anymore since I use a rope halter, and have no need for one of those leads. Perhaps different areas use different terms.
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        01-04-2014, 10:08 PM
      #45
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Yogiwick    
    A stud chain is a chain. You can put it over the nose/under the nose/over gums/through mouth whatever. It's the same thing. How you use it varies.
    But it is difficult it is a rope halter rather than a leather halter with places to (safely) attach it.
         
        01-04-2014, 10:08 PM
      #46
    Green Broke
    Sure, I think of it more as a lead with a chain being the same as a lead with a stud chain. Chain= stud chain. (Though day to day I usually just say chain, but again I feel like I am abbreviating for stud chain). I won't say "I'm leading my horse with a chain" if it's under his chin since it's not in use, but will say, you should use a lead with a chain in case you need it.

    I feel the term is the same only you use it for when the chain is in use whereas I feel it is the name of the chain. Same difference though :P Pretty close thing.
         
        01-04-2014, 10:11 PM
      #47
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    Originally Posted by equitate    
    But it is difficult it is a rope halter rather than a leather halter with places to (safely) attach it.
    I'm afraid I don't quite understand that post. I also googled "rope halter with stud chain" and got absolutely nowhere. As I said not something I ever heard of or would think of, so I wonder if we are thinking of different things. I'd be interested in seeing a picture if you have one.
         
        01-04-2014, 10:22 PM
      #48
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    Originally Posted by franknbeans    
    So you tie and trailer etc…..in a rope halter? Or are they loose in the trailer?

    I also would never tie hard or leave unattended in a rope halter…..I use it as a training tool. Sometimes a nylon halter just does not get the message across.

    I think there are different things people think of when someone says "stud chain" and perhaps that is some of the confusion? Some think it is a chain on the upper gums, some think it is a chain over the nose or under the chin.
    When we do longer trail rides or ride into town, we use a rope halter under the bridle to tie went we stop for a break. That way we aren't tying with the bit and don't have a nylon halter interfering with the bridle. We tie solid if we need to. If the horse should pull back, the lead rope clip does break.

    We have used rope halters when trailering but try to use the nylon ones if possible. We also tie them in the trailer.

    Yes, accidents could and do happen. Teach your horse to tie properly and you've lessened the possibility.

    Everyone has their preference but if it's not the same as yours, that doesn't mean it's wrong.
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        01-04-2014, 10:25 PM
      #49
    Yearling
    Stud chains are used most often either to show a stud or to handle a stud for breeding. Not all stallions need them, although some show situations require them and they are not a bad idea for safety reasons with stallions. They are not safe to lunge with and should not be used for lunging.

    A chain on a lead is a chain. Stud chain, lead chain and chain on a lead are the same thing. Putting a stud chain on a rope halter is ridiculous.

    Proper lunging is done in full tack. If you're not going to do that, your best bet is a knot halter.
         
        01-04-2014, 10:31 PM
      #50
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    Originally Posted by palogal    
    Stud chains are used most often either to show a stud or to handle a stud for breeding. Not all stallions need them, although some show situations require them and they are not a bad idea for safety reasons with stallions. They are not safe to lunge with and should not be used for lunging.

    A chain on a lead is a chain. Stud chain, lead chain and chain on a lead are the same thing. Putting a stud chain on a rope halter is ridiculous.
    Completely agree with this! Though I will add that "stud chains" are not necessarily gender specific. There are plenty of geldings and mares that also use them. They are used more often on stallions though.
         

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