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    11-13-2011, 11:32 PM
  #11
Trained
I'm very picking about my ropes too. I specifically look to the ones designed for "Leading the horse".
     
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    11-14-2011, 10:33 AM
  #12
Foal
Natural Horsemanship Lead Ropes

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Originally Posted by Delfina    
I hate bull snaps too.
I did not realize how many people disliked bull snaps! I offer a choice between bull snaps and twist snaps for the lead ropes I sell, but it sounds like people prefer bolt snaps?

Bull Snap


Twist Snap


Bolt Snap


It's useless to offer something people don't like. Thank you everybody for the feedback, I'll try to make natural horsemanship lead ropes with bolt snaps from now on.

-Hadrien
     
    11-14-2011, 10:35 AM
  #13
mls
Trained
Call me silly -I use lead ropes for leading, lunge lines for lunging.
     
    11-14-2011, 10:36 AM
  #14
Trained
Add me to the hating bull snaps list, I refuse to buy leads with them on.
     
    11-14-2011, 10:39 AM
  #15
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by mls    
Call me silly -I use lead ropes for leading, lunge lines for lunging.
Same here. I've never felt the need to lunge my horse while going from the barn to turnout or vice versa.
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    11-14-2011, 10:49 AM
  #16
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by Delfina    
Same here. I've never felt the need to lunge my horse while going from the barn to turnout or vice versa.
Or before you leg up?!
     
    11-14-2011, 11:11 AM
  #17
Green Broke
I don't see how lunging a horse randomly would work anyways. If I don't have a lunge whip my horse would stand there, look at me like I was crazy and investigate my pockets in hopes of cookies.

That and there's no way I'm going to lunge a horse with anything shorter than a 30' line. It's hard on their joints and while I've never had any of my horses kick at me while being lunged, should I ever have one that did, I'll be very happy that they are way too far away to reach me.
     
    11-14-2011, 11:20 AM
  #18
Showing
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Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
I'm very picking about my ropes too. I specifically look to the ones designed for "Leading the horse".
Who knew there'd be such angst over 'proper' lead ropes?

I think mine might clash with my trailer, the horrors! Guess I'd better buy all new ones to match. Oooh, and halters to match the new lead lines! Skips happily off to TSC to spend the mortgage money.....
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    11-14-2011, 11:47 AM
  #19
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by mls    
Call me silly -I use lead ropes for leading, lunge lines for lunging.
Lunge lines are definitely a good choice when lunging. They allow horses to lunge on a bigger circle.

Natural Horsemanship Lead ropes are designed to be an all-around training tool. You can lead, do groundwork, and lunge with these ropes. Like everything else, they offer both advantages and disadvantages.
     
    11-14-2011, 12:07 PM
  #20
Green Broke
I am in love with my lead rope with the twist snap, so much easier than a bull snap.
I like the longer lead ropes, I think mines about 12 ft, just so if I ever want to send my horse out of my space or away from me if I'm trying to do something, or make her move her feet.
     

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