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    08-17-2008, 12:02 AM
  #1
Foal
What is the best type of lead rope?

Hi there. My husband and I are rather new to the whole horse thing. We heard that there is a certain type of lead rope that is less likely to give you rope burn. Can anyone tell me what to be looking for? Thank you!
     
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    08-17-2008, 12:22 AM
  #2
Weanling
This is straight from memory, so someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Polyester is the best for lead ropes. It's won't rope burn you, it won't get fuzzy, and it won't collect debris. It's probably the most expensive though.

I don't think Polypropylene or Nylon are prone to rope burns either, but they definitely will fuzz up. Not too bad at collecting debris. I like polypropylene for daily use because they're cheap and when they get fuzzy, you can just buy a new one (and that means new color!)

Cotton - yep, rope burns, and all sorts of shavings/debris/burrs/small animals will get attached to your rope.
     
    08-22-2008, 11:16 PM
  #3
Foal
This is just from personal experience, but I find that the slicker, synthetic ropes like nylon will "run" through your hand so fast if your horse takes off that you get very bad rope burns.
The more natural fibers do get stuff caught in them but I've never had a rope burn as severe as those from the slick kind.
I did find an article that said polypropylene would help prevent rope burns... but I've never used that kind so I can't say.
Basically, avoid nylon! Cotton or polypropylene are probably safe choices.
     
    08-23-2008, 02:02 PM
  #4
Foal
Good ol' fashion cotton!
     
    08-23-2008, 03:17 PM
  #5
Trained
I'm going to agree with Galloping Grape...I prefer the cotton ones.
     

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