07December2022

Right - Tied Halters and Ropes that carry a great feel are now available from Desmond Outfitter; Rebate from the Top Western Safety Stirrup Maker from Lauren, MT

 More horse-gear from Desmond Outfitter is now in stock.

 

SAFETY FIRST!: IF YOU PURCHASE THESE ITEMS BE SURE TO COIL YOU ROPE PROPERLY AND TIE A CORRECT ROPE-HALTER KNOT. IF YOU ARE GOING TO TIE YOUR HORSE UP WITH ANY ROPE< BE SURE YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE VARIOUS KNOTS THAT ARE COMMONLY USED FOR THIS PURPOSE.  MANY PEOPLE LIKE TO USE A BOWLINE,  A CLOVE HITCH,  A SO-CALLED "Quick-Release" KNOT, OR OTHERS. 

IF YOUR HORSE HAS NOT ALREADY BEEN TRAINED TO STAND TIED COMFORTABLY, AND YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE PROCESS NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE THIS OBJECTIVE CALMLY AND SAFELY, IT IS IMPORTANT TO GET HELP. THIS HELP CAN BE FOM A PROFESSIONAL TRAINER, OR FROM SOMEONE WHOSE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE WITH HORSES IS SUFFICIENT TO EDUCATE THE HORSE AND, EQUALLY IMPORTANT, TO TEACH YOU HOW TO KEEP THAT SOLID FOUNDATION IN TYING AND HANDLING IN PLACE.

 

WHY IS A RIGHT-TIED HALTER IMPORTANT? DOES MY HORSE NEED ONE?  DO I?

Many horses are handled primarily on their left sides by right-handed people for basic tasks throughout their lives. This can and usually does lead to an imbalance in the way a horse presents itself to a person (left shoulders and leg heavy, leading and leaning into a person, and the right hip often set back, resulting in a horse that does not often stand squarely as a default, or at all. Read more about this in the ARTICLES section of this site. LINK HERE:

Right-tied halters in the following sizes are now available: draft, large, regular, small horse, yearling sizes.  

Available colors: 

black

red

royal blue

dark green

brown

tan

red & black pin stripe

tan & black pin stripe

blue & black wide stripe

green & black wide stripe

yellow & brown wide stripe

purple & pink wide stripe

Leslie has also re-stocked her ropes in a variety of lengths for different jobs. These ropes carry a clear feel.  They carry the best feel of any she has found in decades of using rope (of natural and synthetic materials)  from the climbing, fishing, sailing and logging / tree service industries. These ropes convey your better feel -- and your worst, as well, it must be said -- directly to the horse. In ways that other popular ropes do not, Leslie's ropes immediately reveal, convey and confirm the actual facts about your connection to your horse on the ground!  This feedback is valuable and can be trusted if it is interpreted correctly.

 

The downside: Some people prefer a very light rope or canvas/synthetic tape to lunge or lead their horse. The good news is that these are available at most tack stores and on-line mail order houses.

 Leslie's ropes and halters do not easily absorb and retain sand, moisture, grit and/or granular composites from various arena natural and synthetic arena footings. They are washable and can also be line dried or withstand countless trips through a commercial dryer. The latigo poppers on the ropes also withstand dozens of trips through the washer and dryer.

Leslie's preferred lead rope is available in five lengths for your convenience: 12, 15, 18, 20, and 25 ft. lengths.

 Ideal rope lengths for various tasks are shown below.  This is a guide based on my experience over the years; your needs and circumstances should determine your decision about which length is best for you and your horses. 

Leading and tying small mini, donkey, pony or small horse: 12 ft.

Leading, lunging and/or tying a large pony, mid-sized horse, donkey or mule: 15 ft. or 18 ft.

Leading, lunging  and/ or tying an untrained mid-sized to large horse, or mule: 18 ft to 20 ft.

Leading or lunging a reactive or insensitive large horse, large mule, draft horse: 18 ft., 20 ft., or 25 ft. 

 

 

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Contact Laura if you need another length of rope or size / color of right-tied halter.

There are  24ft. Black and Tan mecates (12-strand square braid in parachute cord). For the Enligsh rider, we offer a 10 ft. closed-rein set-up. These come with detachable English Slobber Straps (your choice of Stainless Steel and Brass hardware). Also, hobbles and latigo curb & chin straps and replacement saddle strings. Floral tooled headstall for the warmblood half-drafts. Fancy tooled floral slobber straps to match!

Contact Laura here: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last but not least, protect yourself and your family when you put on a set of breakaway stirrups from STI on your saddle!  Nobody looks snappy or feels too good at the lope when they are hanging by the foot.

Please invest in a pair for yourself, your partner and children.  

 Order your pair TODAY directly from Jake and Mike McCarthy, here: www.breakawaystirrups.com

Riders who book private or group coaching with Leslie receive a $50 rebate from the International School of Horsemanship, LLC. when they purchase a pair of breakaway stirrups from STI.