I've made my own lead ropes and lunge lines...Go to Home Depot and buy some of their nylon rope, that is the exact same thing as the other lead ropes out there, go a few isles over and they have clips..You can make multiple leads and lunge lines for cheap.
I made 3 standered!
Just used some wood, pvc pipes, and I just put foam that goes around pipes around the pvc just for some cusion my horse hits it.
Than I just spray painted it. It was only 14-16 dollors each!
They work great!
Great idea! How does the PVC pipe work? Do you fill them with anything so they don't bounce around? Do they splinter on impact at all?
Take the rope end and thread it through the snap bottom for the halter, then fold it back along itself and use pliers to attach this clamp.
I just bought some of them from TSC to make some leads with. They have little grippy teeth on the inside that clamps into the rope.
Because those fancy long "clinician" lead ropes are really expensive I'm trying to make my own.
(pic in next post, it went wonky in this one)
I didn't make the lead in the picture, just snagged that pic off google. :)Depending on the rope fiber you could burn the end if it has nylon in it, or if it is a cotton rope you could use duct tape with a little glue for better hold or dip the end in some type of rubber cement from the hardware store. It is about just trying to keep the human end from fraying so probaly anything would work.
This rope is also a lot sturdier than a cotton rope..Cotton is more likely to unravel too..
I go to Home Depot or Lowes for the rope, I recommend the Poly blend type rope (like above) because it's exactly what the expensive lead ropes are made of..You also don't have to buy a whole roll, they usually have a roll open and you pay by the yard..It's a LOT cheaper than buying other lead ropes..
Then you can ask the associates at Home Depot, Lowes, Tractor Supply, where ever..and they have the clamps someone already posted above, get the kind with the little spikey things inside so it doesn't slip. Then when you get ready to make the lead rope..cut it to the length you like, I always burn both ends so it doesn't unravel, and put the clip on, loop the line back down and hammer the little clamp thing shut..It's that easy and doesn't cost near as much as going to Tractor Supply or somewhere to buy the exact same thing..