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WesternBella 06-29-2012 07:32 PM

What can I use to make braided reins?
 
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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! :shock:

THANKS!

ThirteenAcres 06-29-2012 07:42 PM

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

WesternBella 06-29-2012 07:53 PM

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.

Poco1220 06-29-2012 08:15 PM

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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WesternBella 06-29-2012 08:16 PM

I was hoping to make them in a variety of colours.

smrobs 06-29-2012 08:20 PM

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.

Saddlebag 06-29-2012 09:21 PM

Have you checked your local sewing store?

Joe4d 06-29-2012 09:30 PM

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.

Kato 06-30-2012 03:15 PM

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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