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    02-12-2012, 03:00 PM
Originally Posted by DrumRunner    
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.
How do you attach the clips?
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    02-12-2012, 03:03 PM
Originally Posted by EquestrianCowgirl4    
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?
    02-12-2012, 03:55 PM
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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)
    02-12-2012, 03:58 PM
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Here it is...
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    02-12-2012, 09:07 PM
Originally Posted by Koolio    
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?
No you do not fill them with anything. They don't really bounce around. And they sometimes splinter, that's why I put the pipe foam around the pvc so it doesn't splinter. I really like them

I just say if it is a really windy day take the pvc pipes into a barn or something so you don't have to take any chances of it blowing away
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    02-12-2012, 10:13 PM
Lockwood what did you put on the other end of your rope?
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    02-12-2012, 10:50 PM
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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.
    02-12-2012, 10:58 PM
I make new things all the time, me and Drum are very crafty and we always seem to have new ideas.

One of my most useful thing I have come up with was a boot hanger I guess you could call it.

I just attached Velcro straps the the wall of my tack/feed room (its really the inside of the door).
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    02-12-2012, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Koolio    
How do you attach the clips?
5/8 in. X 200 ft. Solid-Braid Poly Rope Black-14020 at The Home Depot

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..
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    02-12-2012, 11:50 PM
Originally Posted by Koolio    
I've made...

...a bit warmer out of a scoop of rice and some leftover fleece material. Place it in the microwave for 1 min and voila, a small hot beanbag to warm the bit. My cost = $0
Haha I made a human sized one. We call it a rice bag.. but great idea for using it to warm a bit. My lessee would LOVE that!

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