Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Rope is very easy to clean. It can be done in the washing machine as long as you tie a sock over the snaps to keep them from banging around.
As for the waterloop end of your split reins, the only breakable part is the leather tie and that is easily replaced. On the set that I use from time to time, just to be on the safe side, I hang the headstall on a tack hook (hanging from the ceiling of the tack room) and, periodically give them a good yank to check their integrity. I also keep them well oiled; it's easy to overlook that part when cleaning but I've seen a few accidents from just such a problem.
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