I absolutely love these crossties. The clip is big and easily snaps (even with gloved/cold hands). The "thimble" adds strength and reduces friction. I went deep down a maritime rabbit hole, folks, and let me tell you, this is how anchor rope is made. I looked everywhere for these online - the closest I came was a fancy "First Mate" dog leash (at $60!)
Super cute and functional....but kinda mini-pony size :)
I sourced out all the materials, and I think I can make these for under $20...
I sense a DIY....and quite possibly my 2020 equestrian secret Santa gift ;)