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post #1 of 9 Old 06-29-2012, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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What can I use to make braided reins?

I want to make my own reins & wither straps but I'm not sure what to use. Don't say parachute cord because I've looked everywhere!

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post #2 of 9 Old 06-29-2012, 06:42 PM
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I'm trying some of this stuff...no idea what it looks like, but I'm taking a chance.

50' & 100' Feet 550 lb PARACORD para cord Nylon Type III PARACHUTE ROPE | eBay

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What about something I can purchase locally?

What do you think is used in the picture I included? It looks like shoestring or something to me.

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Have you considered trying that orange bailing twine you see on some hay? It doesn't fray like the old stuff and just might work!
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I was hoping to make them in a variety of colours.

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You could probably use different colors of shoestring for the wither straps but they would be far too short for reins.

I don't know about locally, but you can find all kinds of parachute chord on ebay and Amazon.
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Have you checked your local sewing store?
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post #8 of 9 Old 06-29-2012, 08:30 PM
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walmart, lowes home depot sells 1/8 and 1/4 inch line of different colors. Look in the Hardware section at wally world, you'll have to ask at Lowes.
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Locally some craft stores sell colored rope. I use paracord for mine. I buy bulk online.

http://www.parachute-cord.com/

ETA: you could always buy white rope and dye it too.

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