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  • GOOD lunge line?

    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?

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

    Caitlin
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    I like my Weaver.
    "Rock n' roll's not through, yeah, I'm sewing wings on this thing." --Destroyer
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    • #3
      I like the big, fat, soft rope ones. I got mine at a local feed store, but many places carry them.

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      • #4
        These folks make good stuff; http://www.custom-tack.com/worldsfinestlungeline.html
        ... _. ._ .._. .._

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        • #5
          I like these: http://www.doversaddlery.com/product...&zmap=X1-30103
          OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!

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          • #6
            Tack Hanger

            Originally posted by Equibrit View Post
            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.
            www.cobjockey.com - Eventing the Welsh Cob

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            • #7
              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 but it has a rubber stop on the end like this one.

              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.]
              --
              Wendy
              ... and Patrick

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              • #8
                I LOVE my Hamilton Lunge line! Thick, strong, and soft. It comes with or without a chain.

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                • #9
                  I think you'd like this one -

                  http://www.doversaddlery.com/product...&ids=891929300

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

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                  • #10
                    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/Engl...pmentPage4.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.
                    "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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                    • #11
                      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.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Equibrit View Post

                        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.
                        "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain" ~Friedrich Schiller

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Velvet View Post
                          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/Engl...pmentPage4.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!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Lovinglife5757 View Post
                            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. They used to know how to make things that would last...
                            "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

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                            • #15
                              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

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Velvet View Post
                                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/Engl...pmentPage4.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.

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