I use electric rope instead of tape, cause I find it easier to work with. The tape gets twisted and tangled easily. The rope, though, you have to be careful with if you have a small horse that doesn't way very much. We had a filly that got her leg wrapped in it when it was off and ripped it down to the bone, plus my mare got caught in it and left a bit of a scar and she was 750 pounds. It's fine if you keep it tight and on, but the management at this place was pretty crappy.