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What's with all the cheap nylon lead ropes??

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  • What's with all the cheap nylon lead ropes??

    Tack stores in my area used to carry cotton lead ropes in a nice variety of colors. Now they're getting harder and harder to find. All people carry nowadays is nylon.

    Who uses these?! When I learned to ride I was taught cotton, cotton, COTTON because if a horse pulls a nylon rope through your hands, you're gonna get one nasty rope burn.

    Not to mention the nylon ones look great at first but start to look crappy pretty quick.

    am I missing something??

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    They're all I ever see anymore, too. Nylon leads in all kinds of colors and patterns, but it's hard to find a good ol' fashioned white cotton lead rope. The few cotton ones I've seen are dyed, which I don't care for because the dye often bleeds when the rope gets wet.

    The only places I see cotton leads anymore are in online tack catalogs. I should probably just order a bunch of them when I find them at a good price since they seem to be an endangered species.
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    • #3
      They are all I have found too.

      Not only do they hurt when pulled through your hand, but they do not last long at all! I bought a purple one last year for using at shows only and after the first show it was already coming undone...

      I have 2 cotton ones, and 2 nylon ones, but of course the cotton ones don't exactly match my horses' halter.
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      • #4
        Thats all the feed store here carries..... plain white cotton lead ropes with gold clips.

        I like tying with the nylon better... its easier and the color doesnt bleed onto a newly bathed horse when you decide to drape a purple cotton rope over his neck while dryign off!!!!!!!!

        Its also easier to tell whose is whose. Mine always seem to hold up for a long time and stay reletively clean... cotton leads just get everything tangled up in it!
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        • #5
          If you have a Tractor Supply close, they have the 10 ft cotton leads on sale right now for $6.99... usually $8.99. http://www.tractorsupply.com/cotton-...-l-red-2501890 The ones at my store had a brass snap not the bull snap (I'm not a bull snap fan). I don't remember if the sale was through the end of June or into July.
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          • #6
            Last time I needed to buy a lead with a chain I was shocked that all my feed store had was those flat nylon leads. They look like a heavy duty dog leash and they hurt if the horse bolts/pulls.

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            • #7
              I can't stand the nylon ropes either.

              Tractor supply carries the nice cotton leads in a variety of colors.

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              • #8
                It's probably less expensive to use nylon versus natural fibers. Thanks for posting, guess I will hold on to my cotton lead ropes!

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                • #9
                  I much prefer cotton to nylon like most everyone else. Thanks for the tip about tractor supply, i may have to step in there soon!

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                  • #10
                    I like heavy cotton best, followed by heavy nylon. And must have a trigger snap! Anymore, it's hard to find either cotton or nylon that have sufficient diameter and heft for my liking. My favorite lead is one that DH made. We had a stud chain from a broken leather lead, and a good nylon rope lead with a broken snap. DH pried open the clamp thingie, replaced the broken snap with the chain, and re-clamped. I'd love to do the same to one of my few remaining big fat rope leads, but I have no clue how to back braid the rope.

                    Schnieders and Bid D both have cotton leads.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by shakeytails View Post
                      I have no clue how to back braid the rope.
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                      Not sure if that will help or not but worth a try.

                      You can buy the clamp that you describe your hubby reclamping at various places, like tractor supply.

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                      • #12
                        I don't really mind the nylon ropes. :/ One of mine has lasted for about 6 years now. And the other is on its 3rd year, so I haven't had a problem with them falling apart or anything.

                        One reason I like the nylon ones is because my horse likes to chew on his lead rope. It's like a pacifier to him. I used to have a cotton one for him and it totally unraveled and looked gross after being chewed on. His nylon one is still going strong and you can't even tell he chews it.
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                        • #13
                          Apparently I'm the odd one out because I prefer the nylon ropes t the cotton ones.

                          ETA: I mean the round/ silky nylon ones, not the nylon ones that are like dog leashes. Just for clarification.
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                          • #14
                            no, I suspect most people prefer the nylon or it wouldn't be the predominant type sold? I don't like the flat leads, I like the fat round nylon ones, which are easy to find.
                            cotton rots and breaks and bleeds colors/fades, and comes unraveled. Nylon never does. The hardware will give out on the nylon before the nylon does.

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                            • #15
                              I hate the nylon. I had a couple and I ended up cutting them into shorter lengths for the dogs to play with. I really like the 4' cotton leads. Used to be a feed store in Georgetown that had them...but the store closed.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by wendy View Post
                                no, I suspect most people prefer the nylon or it wouldn't be the predominant type sold?
                                In the case of my feed store I would guess it has more to do with the person ordering being clueless.

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                                • #17
                                  I hate the nylon ones. I find them stiff and awkward to use, especially for tying. I use cotton or leather (not to tie with).
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                                  • #18
                                    I only use cotton. I have never had the colour ones bleed. I do like the look of the new white ones. but I have some that are over 5 yrs old and they are holding up just fine.

                                    If I come acorss them on sale I always buy one or two more. and put in the tack box for later use.
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by trubandloki View Post
                                      Linky

                                      Not sure if that will help or not but worth a try.

                                      You can buy the clamp that you describe your hubby reclamping at various places, like tractor supply.
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                                      but cotton will tear your hands up as well.
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                                      • #20
                                        I think that Nylon lead ropes are dangerous in a number of ways so I always buy and use cotton lead ropes. Most of our local shops don't carry them so I just buy on line when I have to order other things.

                                        Only $8.25 at SmartPak
                                        http://www.smartpakequine.com/heavy-...ead-2084p.aspx

                                        I like the SmartPak ones because they are 3/4 inch diameter and easier to hold. whereas a lot of others on the market are only 5/8 inch in diameter.

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