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    Type of rope for Rope Halters

    I just yesterday made my first rope halter. I'm thinking about making them and selling them, but was wondering what type of rope would be best at a reasonable price.
    So far I've ran across these types that look good.
    The cheapest is the kind of rope I bought just to try it out and make my own rope halters, seems like good rope. It is a poly rope (polypropylene, polyethylene, and polyester). I can also get polypropylene itself.
    Next, I can order paracord.
    And, the stiffest I believe is the samson brand of halter cord.

    I've heard paracord is a good product, and while it isn't extremely cheap, it is not overly expensive either. I'm kind of leaning toward that, but wondered what you all thought.
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    One thing I would recommend. If you're going to be selling them, make sure you learn how to do a fiador knot and a blood knot for the halter, as that is what most people want to buy.
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    I would not use the rope you have because it can cause rub burns.

    I believe some sort of yachting rope is the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haunani View Post
    One thing I would recommend. If you're going to be selling them, make sure you learn how to do a fiador knot and a blood knot for the halter, as that is what most people want to buy.
    Okay, thanks for the tips. I didn't like the way I tied them at first, and wanted to know how to do the fiador knots....but I kind of like the idea of being able to adjust the size of the nose piece. I'm not sure. And a blood knot...is that the same as a double overhand? Or no?

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    I would not use the rope you have because it can cause rub burns.

    I believe some sort of yachting rope is the best.
    Oh, really? Hmm...okay, thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chester View Post
    I would not use the rope you have because it can cause rub burns.

    I believe some sort of yachting rope is the best.
    Agreed. A good source is www.cbknot.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by prettyqtrs View Post
    Okay, thanks for the tips. I didn't like the way I tied them at first, and wanted to know how to do the fiador knots....but I kind of like the idea of being able to adjust the size of the nose piece. I'm not sure. And a blood knot...is that the same as a double overhand? Or no?


    Oh, really? Hmm...okay, thank you.
    Yes, a blood knot is the same as a double overhand. When done properly, it should look like an 'X' on both sides of the knot.

    The fiadors are adjustable, actually. It's not quite as straight forward, but it is possible.
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    use 1/4 double braided nylon, doesnt rub as easily. Easy to tie knots in also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prettyqtrs View Post
    Okay, thanks for the tips. I didn't like the way I tied them at first, and wanted to know how to do the fiador knots....but I kind of like the idea of being able to adjust the size of the nose piece. I'm not sure. And a blood knot...is that the same as a double overhand? Or no?

    Heather, Heavenly jumper, had a thread on tying these knots not long back. Maybe search for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haunani View Post
    Agreed. A good source is www.cbknot.com
    Thanks. Wow, they have a lot of rope options. Now to decide, which one!

    What do you think of paracord?
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    Quote Originally Posted by haunani View Post
    Yes, a blood knot is the same as a double overhand. When done properly, it should look like an 'X' on both sides of the knot.

    The fiadors are adjustable, actually. It's not quite as straight forward, but it is possible.
    Well, my double overhands kind have x's on both sides...could use some work though. haha.
    Maybe, I'll play with that and see how to do a fiador. I guess I just really like how easily it can be adjusted the way I quick tied it. hehe.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gottagallop View Post
    use 1/4 double braided nylon, doesnt rub as easily. Easy to tie knots in also.
    Thanks.

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    Heather, Heavenly jumper, had a thread on tying these knots not long back. Maybe search for it.
    Oh, okay.....will do. Thank you.
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