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post #1 of 19 Old 01-20-2011, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Attaching lead rope to saddle

How could I carry my lead rope on the saddle? I would like to roll it into a loop but how do i attach it so that it can be removed easily?
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post #2 of 19 Old 01-20-2011, 11:31 AM
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Do you have rings (d rings) on your saddle you could clip it to ? When we fox hunt many people clip them like that incase they have to pony someone.
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post #3 of 19 Old 01-20-2011, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Ya, but what would be the best to clip it to there with?
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post #4 of 19 Old 01-20-2011, 11:36 AM
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I just clip it on with the clip on the end of the lead rope. Coil the rope in a smallish coil, starting with the non-clip end, wrap the clip end around the coil a couple times then push the clip through the coil. And clip it to the d ring.

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post #5 of 19 Old 01-20-2011, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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wow, never would have thought of that! Great idea
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post #6 of 19 Old 01-20-2011, 01:26 PM
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It works best if the lead rope is really soft and flexible. I've tried it with older, stiffer, ropes and it's marginal, at best. I actually ended up making a new lead rope out of soft cotton to it'd be easier/tighter to coil.

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post #7 of 19 Old 01-20-2011, 02:18 PM
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I posted a picture on the "Putting a bridle over a halter" thread of me and my horse getting ready to get on the trail. In the picture it shows how I coil and snap the lead rope to my saddle. In that thread my picture is on page 6 and the last post on that page. I use the ring that holds the back cinch.
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post #8 of 19 Old 01-23-2011, 12:56 PM
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Most western saddles have a leather thong to hold the ropers lariat. I loop my lead rope and lash it on with that thong.

If you don't have one. Take a piece of leather tie, attach one end near the horn with a screw and concho, In the other end put a SLIT that is large enough to fit over the horn.

Coil the lead. Make 2-3 loops around the lead with your thong, and slip it over the horn. If my lead has a snap, I usually thread the thong thru the snap you help hold that extra weight

I don't know if it will show up in this resolution, but I have my black lead rope coiled and attached in that position, in front of my right knee


I also carry hobbles with me when I ride. Usually I thread them thru the ring where the back cinch attaches and just let them hang, Like a loose billet. But on pack horses where that ring doesn't exist or is hard to reach under the pack, I just loop the hobbles around the horses neck like a dog collar. That way, every horse has it's own hobble and I'm not looking for one when it's time to stop for lunch

Horses grazing on hobbles during lunch stop
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post #9 of 19 Old 01-23-2011, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Prob should have said I was using a endurance saddle with a bunch of rings, looks a lot like a tucker
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post #10 of 19 Old 01-23-2011, 08:38 PM
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I coil the lead rope, wrap the snap end around and through, take a short nylon dog collar to wrap around the lead rope as many times as I need to, to make it nice and tight so the snap won't bounce around. Then I fasten the buckle on the dog collar, clip the lead rope snap to the dog collar d-ring and use the trigger snap on my endurance saddle to snap onto either the D ring of the dog collar or the ring of the lead rope. It never comes undone....it stays where I put it and it doesn't bounce around. I love dog collars for inexpensive tie-ons.
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