How to Make a Lead Rope for Your Horse

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Choose your rope.,
Decide what length you want the finished lead line to be.,
Cut your rope to the right length.,
Start the braiding

In order to start making your lead line, tie the ends on one side together, to keep the braiding from falling apart.,
Secure your braiding by making a simple knot with your pieces.,
Take some thin rope and wrap it around the three ends.,Continue this until you reach the end of your lead line.,When you are finished, tie a couple of knots at one spot and cut your thin rope.,Glue the ends of the thin rope to the braiding to secure them.,
Fold the other end of your lead line in half to create a loop.,Make a couple of knots with the ends of the rope going around the base of the loop to secure it.,
Take some thin rope and wrap it around the three ends.,Continue wrapping until you reach the end of your three ends.,When you are finished tie a couple of knots at one spot and cut your rope.,Glue the ends of the thin rope to the braiding to secure them,
Use your rope.

An approximately 6 mm rope will work very well.
, Short lead lines (3-4 feet) are great to use on ponies. Average lengths (5-6 feet) are used to lead horses from one place to another. Long lead lines (9-10 feet) are used for Natural Horsemanship training and ground work., Take an extra foot or two, as the braiding shortens the rope a little bit.

You’ll need 3 equal pieces to make the lead line.

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Put your three pieces or rope in front of you.
Put the right piece over the center piece.
Put the left piece over the piece, which now became the center piece.
Repeat this until you reach the end.

, Usually you make a knot with 2 pieces around the third one., Make a couple of simple knots on each side as you go.,,,, This will attach your lead line to the halter.,, Make a couple of simple knots on each side as you go.,,,, Your lead line is now ready and you can tie it to your horses rope halter and you are ready to go! This lead line can be used as a rein (one or two) to steer your horse while riding in a rope halter. It is very sturdy, so even if your horse will spook/rear/bolt the lead line will stay in your hands and there is no snap to break either.

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