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Re: [RC] Where to find leads with a loop instead of snap? - Heidi Smith

I dunno if this is why the original poster wants a loop or not, but when I was a kid on the ranch, we ALWAYS used a loop instead of a snap to attach leadropes to halters, because if a horse set back, it was most often the snap that broke, and we didn't ever want that to happen.  A leadrope with an eye can be removed from the halter if one wants to (not as fast as with a snap, but at least it can be done) so that it isn't just one permanent unit (which we also did when I was a kid--wove the eye right onto the ring on the halter), and it sure is a heckuva lot sturdier.  I've had even the heaviest of spring snaps break in set-backs, as well as the bottoms of bullsnaps come apart.  But these days I rarely deal with adult horses that set back, so I'd just as soon have the convenience of snaps.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2003 9:49 AM
Subject: [RC] Where to find leads with a loop instead of snap?

OK, I give up.
What's the point of having a lead with a loop instead
of a snap?
Linda B. Merims
Massachusetts, USA

[RC] Where to find leads with a loop instead of snap?, Linda B. Merims