Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canberra Australia
About 8th to ¼ inch nylon starter cord is good (¼ inch is probably the better choice), but keep in mind that it does bite in if you go yanking on it, that's kind of the point, but part of the point is to learn to uses that aspect of them as the end of a force continuum that starts off as gentile as possible and only gets “bitey” if need be, and when I make one I try to make it fit the horse as best I can and not make it so it rubs/wears on them. And hell, none of us ever start off knowing how to do things. The only thing that has saved me in my history training horses has been that many of the horses I have trained have been more forgiving and easy going that I maybe deserved, I've never been mean with them, just a bit stupid and ignorant, and probably a tadd too enthusiastic, sometimes. I guess the important thing is to try to constantly learn and improve what we are doing.