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RedMare01
Mar. 2, 2011, 08:25 PM
I am fed up with fighting my crappy lunge line. I have the metered one from SmartPak, and I hate it. It's way too thin and flimsy; gets tangled like crazy, is hard to control...can you tell I don't like it? :mad: :lol:

Anyway, can anyone recommend a good, heavy, quality lunge line?

Caitlin

kinnip
Mar. 2, 2011, 08:29 PM
I like my Weaver.

Hampton Bay
Mar. 2, 2011, 08:30 PM
I like the big, fat, soft rope ones. I got mine at a local feed store, but many places carry them.

Equibrit
Mar. 2, 2011, 08:56 PM
These folks make good stuff; http://www.custom-tack.com/worldsfinestlungeline.html

scubed
Mar. 2, 2011, 09:06 PM
I like these: http://www.doversaddlery.com/product.asp?pn=X1-30103&tid=froogle&CATALOG_CODE=1X814&EID=X1814001&zmam=1460880&zmas=1&zmac=49&zmap=X1-30103

CobJockey
Mar. 2, 2011, 09:07 PM
These folks make good stuff; http://www.custom-tack.com/worldsfinestlungeline.html

How have I never heard of "The Tack Hanger" before, and why doesn't everyone have these?! I hate tangled and/or twisted lunge lines. That's one of those ideas that's so simple and (should be) obvious that you feel stupid for not thinking of it yourself.

wsmoak
Mar. 2, 2011, 09:10 PM
Ooooh, I don't like loops on the end, that's just asking you to put your hand through it! And I would, without thinking.

I have a heavy ribbed cotton one, most likely from Dover or SLT years and years ago. The fabric is like this (http://www.doversaddlery.com/product.asp?pn=X1-3022) but it has a rubber stop on the end like this one (http://www.doversaddlery.com/product.asp?pn=X1-3077).

It's easy to loop back and forth, feeds out nicely, and is heavy enough you can send a ripple down it to get a pony's attention. [I use a lungeing cavesson, not popping him in the mouth, just the nose.]

Fairview Horse Center
Mar. 2, 2011, 09:17 PM
I LOVE my Hamilton Lunge line! Thick, strong, and soft. It comes with or without a chain.

NorCalDressage
Mar. 2, 2011, 11:07 PM
I think you'd like this one -

http://www.doversaddlery.com/product.asp?pn=X1-3022&ids=891929300

Only lunge line I can work with! Too many are too "supple" and thin.

Velvet
Mar. 2, 2011, 11:18 PM
Wish I could point you to the best on that's new. I only found this used on online. The thing is heavy duty, grippy, and strong. Nothing like the cheap stuff they make nowadays (I swear all the fabric is from China). It has a leather end that swivels and you can put whatever snap (or snap with chain) you want on it. Love mine. I can't believe they don't make them anymore! (It's somewhere near the middle of the page.)

https://www.rainbowsendtack.com/EnglishTrainingEquipmentPage4.htm

Here's the description: Cotton Web Lunge Line with Swivel
Top quality 7/8” cotton webbing with loop hand hold, leather accents, hand stops/grips & leather with buckle on a swivel end. This can be buckled onto a bridle, halter ring, or add a snap or chain on the end for traditional use.

ACP
Mar. 3, 2011, 01:45 AM
Mine is the set from Dover with the snap end to which you can add a chain or the attachment split to snap to both sides of the bit. It has markers so that you can be sure you are having the horse do a 10, 15 20 meter circle, and is nice and sturdy and soft. I learned years ago to always lunge in gloves, but for the times I break that rule, I love the feel of this lunge line. And I do not like the 25' ones, too small. You need the 25' to get a 20 meter circle.

Eclectic Horseman
Mar. 3, 2011, 01:39 PM
These folks make good stuff; http://www.custom-tack.com/worldsfinestlungeline.html


I like that one as well. I actually prefer the loop on the end as I am forever bonking myself with the rubber stop on the end when I coil the line up to put it away.

Lovinglife5757
Mar. 3, 2011, 03:14 PM
Love mine. I can't believe they don't make them anymore! (It's somewhere near the middle of the page.)

https://www.rainbowsendtack.com/EnglishTrainingEquipmentPage4.htm

Here's the description: Cotton Web Lunge Line with Swivel
Top quality 7/8” cotton webbing with loop hand hold, leather accents, hand stops/grips & leather with buckle on a swivel end. This can be buckled onto a bridle, halter ring, or add a snap or chain on the end for traditional use.

That's the same lunge line I have and have had it for years. I love it also and hope I don't have to replace it anytime soon. The alternatives don't seem as good to me!

Velvet
Mar. 3, 2011, 04:02 PM
That's the same lunge line I have and have had it for years. I love it also and hope I don't have to replace it anytime soon. The alternatives don't seem as good to me!

Yeah, I don't know why they stopped making it. Too many lazy people not wanting to buy snaps separately? No idea, but I love mine and it's ancient, but in GREAT shape. :yes: They used to know how to make things that would last...

lorilu
Mar. 3, 2011, 06:12 PM
I hate the flat web lines, always tangled. The fat rope ones are too big around to handle. I would really like one made out of yacht cord - I have a lead line made of it, weaver I think, but I have not seen another. Iknow someone sells them on line...

L

JanDinWA
Mar. 3, 2011, 06:23 PM
Wish I could point you to the best on that's new. I only found this used on online. The thing is heavy duty, grippy, and strong. Nothing like the cheap stuff they make nowadays (I swear all the fabric is from China). It has a leather end that swivels and you can put whatever snap (or snap with chain) you want on it. Love mine. I can't believe they don't make them anymore! (It's somewhere near the middle of the page.)

https://www.rainbowsendtack.com/EnglishTrainingEquipmentPage4.htm

Here's the description: Cotton Web Lunge Line with Swivel
Top quality 7/8” cotton webbing with loop hand hold, leather accents, hand stops/grips & leather with buckle on a swivel end. This can be buckled onto a bridle, halter ring, or add a snap or chain on the end for traditional use.

We have 2 of these and really like them! Can't remember when or where we got them, but they are both in really great shape.