LEAD ROPES & LONGE LINES
All lead ropes and longe lines are made from the finest quality soft, marine grade double braided rope you can buy. There is an inner core of braided rope covered by an outer core of braided rope. This gives the rope a "live" feel which you can use to send energy, direction, and feel to your horse.
Lead ropes come in 1/2" diameter. Lengths are 12' or 14', or custom lengths upon request. The 22 ' longe comes in 1/2" diameter.
These lead ropes and longes are rot resistant, resist abrasion, won't twist, are supple and washable (though precautions need to be taken to minimize shrinking). Both the eye and back splices are hand sewn to prevent "unraveling". There is a latigo leather popper on the end.
One of the best selling, most popular style of lead and longe lines are the premium lead because you can choose to use a snap with this lead (scroll to the bottom of this page to see that application) or tie it directly to the halter: Directions Here This style lead does not leave an empty rope loop for attaching a snap so will last for years. If your snap breaks, you can attach a new one without losing your entire rope. Snaps are sold separately on the accessories page for the premium leads and longes.
If you purchase both a halter and lead rope from me, I will attach the two together upon request.
1/2" Premium Lead $30.00 - $32.00
22' x 1/2" Premium Longe$42.00
NHS HORSEMAN LEAD ROPES & LONGE LINES
This style of lead rope is very popular with many of the trainers and clinicians who use this type of training tool.
These lead ropes and longe lines are distinguished from other leads and longes by the spliced on snap. The snap is solid brass with a swivel catch mechanism that is extremely strong but designed to break under panic.
See rope description above to understand the unique quality of double braided rope.
The splices are all hand sewn for extra strength.
These lead ropes come in 1/2" diameter, 12', 14' or 22' length with a leather popper at the end. If you want a different length, email me and request an invoice.
12' & 14' X 1/2" NHS Horseman Lead Rope
$37.00 - $39.00
22' X 1/2" NHS Horseman Longe Line $50.00
Old Fashion Lead or Longe
The snap is solid brass and only 3½" long which is big enough for ease of clipping on to your halter but stays light enough to not interrupt feel during use. Sometimes, less is more.
Includes a leather popper on the end as with all leads and longes.
NHS Old Fashion Lead $33.50 -$35.50
NHS Old Fashion 22' Longe $47.50
Based on the NHS Horsemanship longe line, this new lead offers an alternative to a spliced on snap with a double ended regular slide snap that measures approx. 4" long. This is a cross between the horseman, the old fashion and the horsemanship designs. Available in both solid brass and nickel plate on either black or white/blue tracer rope. The rope has a 1¼" ring spliced on. The double ended snap attaches to the ring. If it breaks, you will not lose your entire lead since these snaps can be found in any hardware store for replacements. The snaps and ring make for a fairly light weight attachment for those who don't like the weight of the barrel snaps.
Double end snap lead $35.50-$37.50
NHS Horsemanship Longe Line
This style of longe line is popular with many Natural Horsemanship trainers and clinicians. It's 22' long.
This style below uses a 2"-2¼" inch ring is built into the end with a heavy duty caribiner clip.
The splices are all carefully hand sewn for extra strength and durability.
22' NHS Horsemanship Longe Line
Get Down / Catch String
The strings are approx. 11' long and made from 3/8" double braid marine rope. There is a 4" eye on one end and a popper on the other. The 3/8" rope is the perfect size for the job and coils to fit nicely to hang on your saddle horn or to tie up with a saddle string. In black only.
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Updated Sept. 2012