Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: France, but I am Italian.
Zip interest in showing but after walking 5000 km on all sort of roads with my mare on a leadrope I find the best thing for me is to hold the rope (a rather thick, 4 m long rope) about 1 - 1.20 m from the halter and coil the rest neatly two or three times, so I hold either 3 or 4 thikness-es (?) of rope. It' comfy on my hand, comfy on the horse mouth, give the horse head some freedom, but allows enough control (mostly my horse walks quietly with her nose behing my elbow). And the loop is wide enough that you have some reaction time if something happens before you have to let go, or get your hand squished. I like the coil to be neat and hang slack and easy, not twisted about. And at this length, if things get twitchy I can quickly switch hands and grab the rope closer to the halter with my good hand.