02-19-2008, 04:14 PM
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I just made my first two rope halters.... The double overhand knot is more complicated when you're making the Clinton Anderson kind with four knots.... you have to figure out which way they go and everything so that the rope doesn't twist wrong. It took me forever to get that one done........prolly cus I'm a perfectionist and because the instructions I used didn't help too much, but I finally got it done and gave it to my friend for her birthday... then I made myself one w/o the extra knots and it took like 10 minutes........ then I added some mecate reins and now I have a handy hackamore.......the fiador knot is pretty difficult too......
Edit: The knot you used in your halter isn't a fiador knot, so if the next time you want one look it up on google....It's a pretty snazzy knot and it works a lot better too!! I got my rope from Orcheln's it was 100 ft for $10. It's 1/4 poly not exactly sure the specific type, but they sell it in bundles and I love it to death, it's not too soft and not too hard and ties wonderfully. I also made myself a bridle out of it, but it's not quite done. By the way does anyone know the lengths of western throatlatches and browbands?