ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: [endurance] Alternatives to Biothane?

Re: [endurance] Alternatives to Biothane?

Tina Hicks (hickst@puzzler.nichols.com)
Wed, 3 Jul 1996 10:00:28 -0500

I've just come across something I love - it's yachting rope....I became
acquainted with it through a friend that bought the halter/hackamore from
Pat Parelli - that's what they use.

Anyway, it's soft, easy to handle, doesn't get heavy when wet, cleans
easily, feels great, and is very limber. Durable too - it's made for use on
sailboats and withstanding all kinds of rough treatment. Also, it holds a
knot very well *but* not so well that the rope is tied for life. I don't
know about using it for everything but I am going to switch from my
biothane reins to reins made out of this rope. I really like it. The other
advantage is the $$ - buying the rope, snaps, and clamp will give me a set
of reins that will last for the next many, many years for about $10 - can't
beat it. You can make them any length you want that way. I also like that I
could easily tie with this if I needed to on the trail.

If I could figure out someway to tie a bridle out of the lighter weight
rope so that a bit could be used easily (hard with no hardware) I would
also use it for a bridle in a heartbeat.

Finding it is the problem - I just happened to find some on clearance at
the local Lowe's but I bet that sailing supply stores would carry it -
sounds like a good excuse to do some surfing on the net to me:-> I am
using a piece of climbing rope (much easier to find) for a tailing/jogging
but I like the yachting rope even better.

Tina (all tangled up in her new rope)
Embers (rope, shmope - let's just go!)