Types of Snaps

Bolt Snap

A common snap used on horse leadropes. It opens by sliding the tab down. It cannot withstand a lot of resistance and will break if a horse pulls back.

Bull Snap

A heavy-duty snap that is opened by pulling the tab open. It is more difficult to break. It is used on horse leads and trailer ties.

Trigger Snap

A trigger-snap has a trigger like pull tab that opens the snap. This type of snap is often used on horse reins, tie-downs, and other horse tack. Some heavier trigger snaps are also used for leads or ties.

Spring Snap

The snap is made of flat metal and opens when pressed. It is used on breastcollars, tiedown straps, and other tack. It is often used in halters that have a removable cheek piece for bathing.

Swivel Snap

Like the spring snap, it is used on various tack. It is generally made heavier.

Panic Snap

The panic snap is unique because it opens with just a slight pull, and can be released easily even if a lot of pressure is on the snap (for example, if a horse is pulling back and panicking). Slide the tab back and the snap instantly releases. This type of snap is often used in cross ties and trailer ties, so if a horse pulls back or gets caught up it can easily be released.



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