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post #11 of 20 Old 02-06-2008, 01:03 AM
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hehehehe ;)

To the OP, I think it looks pretty ligit

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post #12 of 20 Old 02-06-2008, 06:38 AM
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The rope halters and leads are not THAT cheap, so personally I don't think it's scam. Have you tried to google them to look for feedback from other people?
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post #13 of 20 Old 02-06-2008, 07:15 AM
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Slobber straps go on the rings of a bit usually a snaffle and mecate reins. They are used for pressure release training because of the added weight. This is from www.naturalhorsesupply.com
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Slobber straps are a double strap of leather with a hole in both ends. They are normally used with a snaffle and mecate reins. The slobber straps are folded and fit through the rings on the bit. They are designed to be used with a bit that has at least 3" rings so that there is room for the headstall and slobber straps.
The rein is attached through both straps with a half hitch knot which allows for easy adjustment and removal -- no matter how hard the rein gets pulled, this knot will easily loosen.

Slobber straps are especially useful to avoid wear on your mecate reins and they keep the reins out of the water when your horse gets a drink. The weight of the slobber straps assist with the mecate reins in providing an instant release (reward) to the horse when training. This is essential when you consider that you only have 2-3 seconds to reward your horse when you get appropriate behavior before the horse looses the concept of relating the behavior to the reward.


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post #14 of 20 Old 02-06-2008, 07:23 AM
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Sorry, forgot to add that site looks ok to me. Check to make sure they have a secure checkout should say https on the address. The S on the end means secure. You probably already knew that.
I have tied my own rope halters, its really pretty easy. Here are the best instructions I have found:
http://www.naturalhorsesupply.com/tiehalter.shtml


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post #15 of 20 Old 02-06-2008, 10:10 AM
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Vida, you should be really good at that! :) I did try once to make my own and the final product out of my hands looked pretty scary. Lol!
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post #16 of 20 Old 02-06-2008, 10:53 AM
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Looks pretty legit to me, but if you have a number I'd call and see if you can talk to someone in person. Keep in mind that the materials for a rope halter is pretty cheap. I made my own once. I think I paid around $2 and it took me and my friend like 3 hours on Friday night? But I still have it and use it!
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post #17 of 20 Old 02-06-2008, 11:56 AM
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I too made 2 rope halters. At first I was overwhelmed with the length of the rope, but it was actually pretty easy. I was so confident in my work, I put it on my horse and it held!

Its fun and it only costs about $3 and you can make 2 halters.
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post #18 of 20 Old 02-06-2008, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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I was less interested in their halters and more for their lead ropes. Their lead ropes are made from Yachting braid, extremely similar to Parelli, which is a heavy duty rope. If you order the rope without an eye splice from a manufacturer it is about 2.00 to 3.00 a foot. It is difficult to find that heavy-weighted rope at an affordable price, if you are lucky you can get about .80 - 1.50 per foot but the ropes are hard to splice. With the eye splice added by the rope company the price goes up, naturally. Ordering from other horse supply sites they charge at LEAST $25 for a 12' lead with a leather popper. They are charging $19 and they don't charge shipping, so naturally, I was incredibly suspicious.
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post #19 of 20 Old 02-06-2008, 07:08 PM
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Your right on that one, I checked out buying bulk yachting rope some time ago and it was just to expensive. I would call them but I wouldn't order via credit card over the phone. I think you are much safer buying online then giving a stranger your credit card # on the phone. Hope you have a good experience if you decide to order from them. :)


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post #20 of 20 Old 02-06-2008, 07:11 PM
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Slobber straps go on the rings of a bit usually a snaffle and mecate reins. They are used for pressure release training because of the added weight. This is from www.naturalhorsesupply.com
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Slobber straps are a double strap of leather with a hole in both ends. They are normally used with a snaffle and mecate reins. The slobber straps are folded and fit through the rings on the bit. They are designed to be used with a bit that has at least 3" rings so that there is room for the headstall and slobber straps.
The rein is attached through both straps with a half hitch knot which allows for easy adjustment and removal -- no matter how hard the rein gets pulled, this knot will easily loosen.

Slobber straps are especially useful to avoid wear on your mecate reins and they keep the reins out of the water when your horse gets a drink. The weight of the slobber straps assist with the mecate reins in providing an instant release (reward) to the horse when training. This is essential when you consider that you only have 2-3 seconds to reward your horse when you get appropriate behavior before the horse looses the concept of relating the behavior to the reward.
thanks for that vida I've got them all sussed now ;)

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