The QR2 is a brand new quick release product that has built in Easy Now shock absorbing technology. It helps prevent injuries to horses and cattle, while maintaining safety to the rider when used properly. The QR2 is installed easily on the saddle horn using adjustable tension straps to perfectly position it for ease of use. This product was developed and endorsed by ropers, veterinarians, horse trainers and stock contractors. The QR2 stretches after the steer is caught and stopped, this absorbs much of the shock and tension, protecting the animals. After the tension is released, a lever on top of the QR2 is pulled and the rope is released. The QR2 can also be released under some tension. An optional guard is provided to help reduce the possibility of recoil. There is virtually zero rope change time required when a new rope is desired. Each QR2 is pull tested to 1,500lbs.