Which clip is which? The Cross Ties Debate!

One of the debates you hear around the barn is which clip goes where when you are tacking up in the cross ties – on the wall or on the halter?

Cross ties come with two clips, a quick release clip and a regular clip which is not so easy to release quickly.   Now we all agree that the tie ring on the wall of the cross ties should have binder twine for the clip to attach to in order to be able to break away if necessary.  But if there is an emergency and you need to unclip the cross ties quickly, which side should the quick release clip be on?  The wall or the halter?

Watch this video and see how and why I think they should be!

Note: I am not a fan of the bungee cross ties.  Any pressure and if/when the twine breaks and the metal clip is a projectile to the horse’s head.   Of course, if the twine breaks it doesn’t matter which clip is which!


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