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Re: Brass snaps -- NON swivel

My horse has rubbed his leg with his head and unsnapped the scissor snaps,
but I still like them the best.  You can fix that problem by putting a
rubber band, the small braiding bands, around the neck of the scissor part.
Or use the plastic tubing stuff that is used for keepers on biothane tack.
That stuff can be bought in the hardware store plumbing section.  Works
great have not had a snap come undone since I started using this method.  I
also agree I like the swivel.  Louise
----- Original Message -----
From: Abby Bloxsom <>
To: C. Eyler <>
Cc: Ridecamp <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 6:35 AM
Subject: RC: Brass snaps -- NON swivel

> C. Eyler wrote:
> >
> > I'm trying to find scissors or bolt snaps in solid brass that do NOT
> > (to use in making up some reins).  So far, I've only been able to find
> > plated crap in non-swivels.
> I actually like the swivels on my reins ... then I don't have to
> straighten them out before I re-snap them onto the bit (laziness).
> >
> > I have, however, found solid brass spring snaps.  Is there a reason why
> > should not use these for reins?
> I don't like either bolt or spring snaps for reins, as they can VERY
> easily get accidentally snapped onto bucket handles, hay nets, tie
> ropes, anything the horse decides to rub on or put his head into.  The
> bolt snaps probably less so than the spring snaps I think.  Of course, I
> believe someone said something bad about scissor snaps a while ago ...
> they unsnap?  How about little carabiners (with locks)?  How heavy are
> they?
> Hmmm ... now you've got me thinking ... (I do have a few pairs of reins
> with swivel bolt snaps on them, but I'm not crazy about them).
> -Abby B
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> Level III Recreational and Distance Riding
> Colebrook, CT USA
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