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ArtCraft Braid Rope

Excellent Rope - designed specifically for the equine industry and 

made in the USA!

Available in

 several colors

 Soft, Semi-stiff, or Very Stiff 

Halters

Double Braid Polyester 

Leads and Reins

Check out the new colors!

 

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Y Knot Rope Tack fabricates equipment for  trainers and businesses, including

Michael Battenfield

Battenfield Horsemanship

Texas

Danielle Dove

Total Transformation Horsemanship

Texas

Morgan Harris

Carolina Horsemanship

North Carolina

Justin Mundt

 Justin Mundt Horsemanship

Northern Wisconsin

Brandi Rolling

 Versatile Horsemanship, LLC

UP Michigan

Ted Schleuter

 Harmony Horsemanship

Southern Wisconsin

Anne Van Dyke

Brave Horse Center

Texas

and has a "referral relationship"

 with other trainers, including

Scott "Indy" O'Connor 

 Agape Natural Horsemanship

Northern Illinois

Jamie Belcher HorsemanshipX

Western Michigan

Roger Skogen

R&S Rolling Ranch

Southern Wisconsin

Will Atkinson

ARC Horsemanship

Wisconsin

 

plus, these retail shops carry

Y Knot Rope Tack products

 

Barrington Saddlery

Barrington, IL

 

Superior Harmony Saddle & Harness

Skandia, MI


 

DISCOUNTS

5/5

Buy 5 or more items - get 5% off

10/10

Buy 10 or more items - get 10% off

 

 5/5 and 10/10 discounts are for

"regular" items with minimal custom work and

$18.00 min price/item

 

TRAINING PACKAGE 

Buy any halter, lead, long line, reins, stick & string - at one time

receive 10% off the set!

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MATCHING TACK

Now you can get all your tack to match

Rope Halter

Bosalter

Sidepull

Bitless Bridle

 Headstall

 Browband

Reins

Lead Rope

Long Line

Breast Collar

Hand Whip

& More

And add as much or as little custom braid-work as you want!

 

HALTERS
 
ROPE HALTERS / SIDE PULL HALTERS / BITLESS BRIDLE HALTERS

NEVER LEAVE A ROPE HALTER ON A HORSE THAT IS UNATTENDED. DO NOT TURN OUT A HORSE WEARING A ROPE HALTER. THEY ARE VIRTUALLY UNBREAKABLE SO IF YOUR HORSE GETS CAUGHT ON SOMETHING, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH COULD RESULT.

NEVER LEAD A HORSE BY HOLDING ONTO OR PULLING ON THE NOSEBAND SECTION ABOVE THE FIADOR KNOT (the big knot under the chin).  THIS COULD CAUSE THE FIADOR KNOT TO LOOSEN AND POSSIBLY COME APART.  IT IS BEST TO USE A LEAD ROPE WITH A ROPE HALTER, BUT WHEN LEADING WITHOUT ONE, ALWAYS GRASP THE WHOLE FIADOR KNOT OR THE LOOPS BELOW THE FIADOR KNOT.


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All halters / sidepulls / bitless bridles – regular, extra knots and bosalter (with noseband braiding) – are hand tied using one continuous length of rope with true double overhand knots throughout the halter and the authentic fiador knot at the chin. Halter loops are sewn or whipped together with waxed polyester cord. Tie end is whipped with waxed polyester cord and dipped in rope sealant for a durable finished end with no metal to hurt you or your horse.

(Many pictures on this page are thumbnails so click on them to enlarge the image.  Use your browser's Back button to return to the page.)

 

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Your new rope halter should fit snugly at first - that is by design. I measure carefully then tighten the knots by hand. As you use it, your horse (who is much stronger than I am) will tighten the knots further and the halter will become slightly larger. The rope does not stretch, but as the knots get tighter, the halter will get bigger. I allow for this process when I make the halter so it will fit properly after a couple uses and not end up too big.  

Also, by only hand-tightening the knots, you can make any adjustments, if necessary, when you first get your halter. After you have used the halter for a while, the double overhand knots will become so tight that any adjustment will become very difficult. However, the fiador knot under the chin (which is a sign of a well-made halter) will always remain adjustable so the nose opening can be altered if necessary. (Please call and I will walk you through the process of adjusting the knots.)  I sew or whip the halter loops together so any adjustments to the fiador knot will be even. This whipping/tacking, while not intended to be permanent, also serves as a reminder to keep the loops together – never attach lead ropes or reins to just one of the loops as this could destroy the fiador knot.

A Note about the Fiador Knot: The advantage of a fiador knot is that it can always be loosened and adjusted.  The disadvantage is that it can loosen "on its own".  This normally does not happen if you use a lead rope with your halter regularly.  If your halter is not being used much or is stored in a tack box and gets "stirred around", then the fiador could become loose.  It might happen with riding halters that do not usually have a lead rope attached. If the fiador becomes loose, the dimensions and "even-ness" of your halter could be affected.  Check the fiador knot often!  If it shows signs of loosening, grasp all strands of rope on each side and pull it tight again.  If you notice the loops are much smaller than when you got your halter, you will need to feed the rope from the other side through the knot and into the loops.  If they are larger, you will need to work the rope back the other direction. (Please call or email if you need help) 

Please heed the warnings about attaching things only to both loops and about not pulling on the noseband sections. 

To clean your rope halter: Soak in a bucket of water – add a little soap if really dirty (any laundry detergent will do – it’s polyester … like your clothes!), rub off any dirt that remains, rinse and hang to dry. DO NOT clean halters in a washing machine – the fiador knot could loosen. (Ask about my Repair Service)

Rope Halters (including bosalters, side pull halters and bitless bridle halters) are available in the following sizes: 

Mini (size A & B)

X Small (Yearling, Pony)

Small (Small Horse, Arab)

Medium (Average Horse - will fit most horses)

Large (Large Horse, Warmblood)

X Large (Draft mix, smaller Draft breeds)

Draft (Large breeds)

Custom sizes to fit any horse.

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relative sizes

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draft halter with yardstick

    

Go to the Measuring Guide & Size Chart to see how to measure your horse to determine what size halter will be the best fit. For custom sizes, please call or email with your horse’s measurements.

 

Rope Options for Halters

Artcraft Braid Rope

This rope is manufactured in the USA and is designed specifically for the equine industry.  It is excellent rope!  This is the rope I use for trainers' product lines and my own equipment.


1/4" Double Braid Polyester – soft

Solid: Black, Tan, Brown, Hunter Green, Burgundy, Blue, Purple, Red, Neon Orange, Yellow, Neon Green, Coral Pink, Raspberry*

 

*raspberry yarn is polypropylene, not polyester

 


9/32" Double Braid Polyester – soft

Solid: Coral Pink, Navy 

Fleck: Hunter Green with Tan, 

Black with Coral Pink 

 


5/16" Halter Cord – semi stiff

Pattern: 

Forest Combo - hunter green, tan, burgundy 

Patriot Combo - red, white, blue 

Violet Combo - raspberry*, purple, black

*raspberry yarn is polypropylene, not polyester


1/4" Polyester Halter Cord – stiff

Solid:  Black, Tan, Brown, Hunter Green, Burgundy, Blue, Purple, Red, Neon Orange, Yellow, Neon Green, Coral Pink, Raspberry*

 

*raspberry yarn is polypropylene, not polyester

 


3/16" Polyester Halter Cord – stiff

Pattern:  Black/Tan,

Blue/Red, Burgundy/Hunter Green,

Purple/Raspberry*

*raspberry yarn is polypropylene, not polyester



Clearance Rope

The following rope is now on clearance.  There is nothing wrong with the rope - I am simply reducing my stock.  This rope is what is left from previous suppliers and will only be available while supplies last. 


Ό" Samson Halter Cord – stiff

Solid:  Black, Tan


Ό" RJ Double Braid Polyester – very soft

Solid Tan


6mm (Ό") Accessory Cord – very soft

Solid Black


Ό" RJ Poly/Polyester –soft

Solid: Pink, Purple


5/16" 24 Carrier Halter Cord – semi stiff

Solid:  Black

 


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Prices are listed at the end of each category.  


Regular Halters


Extra Knots Halters

2 extra knots in the noseband


Bosalters

a regular halter with braiding on the noseband 


Side Pull Halters

regular or extra knots halters or bosalters with rings tied into the nose knots for attaching reins

Also - Indian Bosal Side Pull Halters


Bitless Bridle Halters

with rein straps that criss cross under the jaw

  


Custom Trim  Options

 


Labeling  Options


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REGULAR HALTERS

Prices are listed after the pictures

Regular Rope Halters are a great training tool. Because of the thinner rope (relative to a nylon web or leather halter) it will be more uncomfortable for your horse to lean on the halter or ignore your cues. Your horse will be more responsive. Rope halters are also lighter and less bulky than web or leather halters making them great for wearing under a headstall or folding up into a saddle bag to take along on a trail ride. I make halters in a variety of rope sizes, types and colors – from super soft to very stiff – so you can choose the level of firmness that suits your needs and is best for you and your horse at your particular stage of training. Remember, the thinner the rope and the stiffer the rope, the more aggressive the halter will be.

 

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Regular Halter on 

Mini horse

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soft

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5/16" semi-stiff

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1/4" stiff

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1/4" stiff

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5/16" semi-stiff

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Off side tie

 

Prices are subject to change without notice but should be valid

 until December 31, 2014.  After that, call or email for current pricing.

Prices are for halters made with 1/4" or 9/32" rope 

or with 3/16", 1/4" or 5/16" halter cord. 

Call or email for pricing on draft size halters made with 3/8" double braid.

 

Prices for Regular Halters

 

Size

Artcraft

double braid or

halter cord

XS, S, M, L $ 18.00
XL or Draft $ 20.00
   
Mini A or B $ 17.00

For regular halters made with clearance rope:  subtract $5.00 from above prices

 

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EXTRA KNOTS HALTERS

Prices are listed after the pictures

Extra Knots Halters (like the ones used by Clinton Anderson) have two additional knots on the top part of the noseband - between the two knots on the sides of the noseband that connect with the cheek pieces.  These "extra knots" are the same double overhand knots that make up the rest of the halter and are tied into the noseband as the halter is made.  Therefore, they are the same material - rope type and color - as the rest of the halter.  Hopefully this explanation will clear up any confusion about the possibility of "extra knots" being a different color.  (If you are interested in putting additional braided knots on the noseband, you could choose from several colors for that option.)

While a regular rope halter is much better for training than a nylon web or leather halter, an extra knots halter adds even more motivation. A stiff halter cord is the usual type of rope used, but extra knots halters can be ordered in any of the rope I carry. Adding extra knots to a soft halter may be all the extra control you need. Or, if you have a very disrespectful horse, a halter made of the thinner, stiffer cord with extra knots may get your message across much better.

 

       

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Extra Knots, soft

halter on Brandy 

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soft

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3/16" stiff

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3/8" soft - draft size halter

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Mini Halter - soft

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1/4" stiff

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5/16" semi-stiff

with cowboy knots between 

1/4" stiff

 

Prices are subject to change without notice but should be valid

 until December 31, 2014.  After that, call or email for current pricing.

Prices are for halters made with 1/4" or 9/32" rope 

or with 3/16", 1/4" or 5/16" halter cord. 

Call or email for pricing on draft size halters made with 3/8" double braid.

 

Prices for Extra Knots Halters

 

Size

Artcraft

double braid or

halter cord

XS, S, M, L $ 21.00
XL or Draft $ 23.00
   
Mini A or B $ 20.00

 

For extra knots halters made with clearance rope:  subtract $5.00 from above prices

 

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BOSALTERS

Prices are listed after the pictures

Bosalters are regular rope halters with Cowboy Knot braiding on the nose band.  This braiding is not only decorative but creates a bosal-type nose piece on the halter – thus the term "Bosalter" - a combination of a bosal and a halter. These are great for bitless riding. The braiding stiffens the top of the noseband and at the same time increases the surface area keeping the noseband from digging into the face with the weight of the reins tied to the loops – better release.  Bosalters can also be used the same as regular halters although they may not be as effective for intensive training with a lead rope.  And what a beautiful way to have unique, customized tack!

Extra knots halters can also be made into Bosalters by braiding smaller Cowboy Knots in the three spaces between the halter knots.  This braiding decreases the prominence of the extra knots and will lessen, but not negate, their effectiveness.  When making a bosalter with an extra knots halter, I recommend using the lacing cord without the core to make the braided knots as thin as possible.

The noseband trim is a true braid, not just cord wrapped around the halter rope or simple knots tied along the length. You can choose one or two colors and the pattern of braiding: Doubleweave – the second cord/color follows along beside the first one, or Interweave – the second cord/color is interwoven with the first one. A braided knot on the tie end is included at no extra cost (when braided with lacing cord).

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Doubleweave Pattern (DW)

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Interweave Pattern (IW)

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 I not longer offer noseband braiding in the kangaroo or calf leather lace.

        
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soft - doubleweave

 

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soft - doubleweave

with small cowboy knots

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stiff - doubleweave 

with mini tassels

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soft - interweave

 

Prices are subject to change without notice but should be valid

 until December 31, 2014.  After that, call or email for current pricing.

Prices are for halters made with 1/4" or 9/32" rope 

or with 3/16", 1/4" or 5/16" halter cord. 

 

Prices for Bosalters

 

Size - pattern

Artcraft

double braid or

halter cord

XS, S, M, L - Doubleweave $ 40.00
XS, S, M, L - Interweave $ 44.00
   
XL or Draft - Doubleweave $ 46.00
XL or Draft - Interweave $ 50.00
   
Mini A or B - Doubleweave $ 31.00
Mini A or B - Interweave $ 34.00
   

Noseband braiding in lacing cord only

For bosalters made with clearance rope:  subtract $5.00 from above prices

 

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SIDE PULL HALTERS

Prices are listed after the pictures

Side Pull Halters are versatile pieces of equipment – great for training or bitless riding. With a side pull halter, your reins are attached on the side of the nose - close to where they are attached when using a snaffle bit - making it a great transition tool.  You can send clear signals using your direct rein - great for flexing and working on turns. 

It's versatility is wonderful.  You can do warm up ground work using a lead rope attached to the halter loops, then clip your reins to the rings and you're ready to ride.  No need to change equipment.  And when on the trail and you need to tie up - your halter is already there.  

Side pull halters are available in regular, extra knots or bosalter styles in any of the halter rope I carry. The side pull halter is constructed in the same way as my regular or extra knots rope halters except, as I make it, I space the nose knots lower on the sides and tie in rings - solid brass or stainless steel - so reins can be attached. I also make the cheek pieces a bit longer so the noseband fits lower on the nose giving you more leverage. Then I attach an adjustable chin strap to the rings so you can snug up the noseband. This keeps the side pull halter in the correct position and prevents it from riding up the face or sliding around the nose when you engage the reins. 

With all riding halters - Check the fiador knot under the chin often.  If you do not usually have a lead rope attached, the fiador knot could become loose and the dimensions and even-ness of your halter could be affected.  If you see signs of loosening, grasp all strands of  rope on each side and pull to tighten the knot.  Always lead your horse by holding the fiador knot and/or the loops below the knot or attaching a lead rope.

 

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Extra knots - 1/4" stiff sidepull halter on Brandy

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regular - 3/16" stiff

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regular - 1/4" stiff

 

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bosalter - doubleweave, 1/4" stiff 

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extra knots - 1/4" stiff

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bosalter - interweave, soft

Prices are subject to change without notice but should be valid

 until December 31,2014.  After that, call or email for current pricing.

Prices are for halters made with 1/4" or 9/32" rope 

or with 3/16", 1/4" or 5/16" halter cord. 

Prices for Side Pull Halters

 

Size - style - pattern

Artcraft

double braid or

halter cord

XS, S, M, L - Regular $ 26.00
XS, S, M, L - Extra Knots $ 29.00
XS, S, M, L - Bosalter - DW $ 51.00
XS, S, M, L - Bosalter - IW $ 56.00
   
XL or Draft - Regular $ 28.00
XL or Draft - Extra Knots $ 31.00
XL or Draft - Bosalter - DW $ 59.00
XL or Draft - Bosalter - IW $ 64.00
   

 

For sidepull halters made with clearance rope:  subtract $5.00 from above prices

Noseband braiding on bosalters in lacing cord only

Call or email for pricing on Sidepull Halters for Minis

 

 

INDIAN BOSAL SIDE PULL HALTERS

Prices are listed after the pictures

Indian Bosal Side Pull Halters have become popular for bitless riding.  Most of the construction is the same as the side pull halter described above - nose knots spaced lower with rings tied in, cheek pieces a bit longer than my usual halter - but there is no need for a separate chin strap.  The rein straps criss cross under the chin and keep the noseband in place. When you pick up on one rein, the horse feels the pressure on the opposite side and will yield away from that pressure.  When you pick up on both reins, the noseband tightens up giving you more stopping power than a simple side pull.

I have 2 options for how the reins straps are attached to the side pull halter.  

Option A:  the straps are spliced to the rings in the nose knots. 

Option B:  The rope which makes up the rein straps becomes part of the noseband, making 3 strands of rope across the top of the nose.

With all riding halters - Check the fiador knot under the chin often.  If you do not usually have a lead rope attached, the fiador knot could become loose and the dimensions and even-ness of your halter could be affected.  If you see signs of loosening, grasp all strands of  rope on each side and pull to tighten the knot.  Always lead your horse by holding the fiador knot and/or the loops below the knot or attaching a lead rope.

click here for more information on separate Indian Bosal Nosebands

 

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Option A - rein straps spliced onto rings

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Option B - rein straps are part of noseband

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Prices

For pricing on the Indian Bosal sidepulls, it is easiest to refer to the above side pull halter prices and add the additional amount for each style.  Since there is no separate chin strap, that amount has already been deducted from the "add-on" amounts below.

Option A (straps are spliced onto the sidepull rings):  add $10.00 to above side pull prices 

Option B (straps are part of the noseband): add $2.50 to above side pull prices

 

 

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BITLESS BRIDLE HALTERS

Prices are listed after the pictures

Bitless Bridle Halters are very versatile pieces of equipment! They are available in regular, extra knots or bosalter styles in any of the halter rope I carry. The Bitless Bridle Halter is constructed in the same way as my regular rope halters except, as I make it, I space the nose knots lower on the sides and tie in solid brass or stainless steel rings there and also in the poll/jaw knots. 

I then make the rein straps with small snaps spliced into one end and rings tied at the other where reins can be attached. (The rein straps need to be shorter than what is required to make splices in both ends so the rein rings are tied in.) You can alternately choose to have just rope loops with no rings on the ends to attach your reins.  These rein straps are then threaded through the nose knot rings, crisscross under the jaw and snap to the opposite side poll/jaw knot rings. This set-up works best when the rein straps are threaded through the nose knot rings from the front (nose) toward the back (ears).

NOTE:  The rein straps are not reins.  They extend out from the sides of the halter only a few inches.  You must order reins separately or use your own.

I add an adjustable chin strap to snug up the noseband. This keeps the bridle in the correct position and prevents it from riding up the face or sliding around the nose when you engage the reins. 

Bitless bridle halters work by applying pressure to parts of the head. With the straps crisscrossed under the jaw, when you pick up on your left rein, the pressure is felt on the right side of the face and the horse learns to yield away from that pressure. When you pick up on both reins, the straps tighten from both sides and pressure is felt over the poll and under the jaw. This gives you more contact and leverage and thus more stopping power than a simple side pull provides. Since the action of a bitless bridle is different than what your horse is probably used to, please introduce this new equipment slowly. Some people think bitless bridles transmit too much information and confuse the horse; others love it and find their horse to be very "light" when using it. Since my rope version is much less expensive than the leather version, it’s a good way to try it out without investing a lot of money. And you can always use my version in different ways if the original set-up doesn’t work for you or your horse.

You can attach the rein straps through the nose knot rings and up to the poll/jaw knot rings on the same side – without crisscrossing them underneath. Or you can remove the chin strap and thread the rein straps through the nose knot rings, making an "Indian Bosal" where the noseband tightens when you pull with both reins. Or you can remove the rein straps completely and attach your reins directly to the nose knot rings and use it as a side pull halter. And of course, you can always remove everything (except the rings) and use it as a regular halter. Like I said – a very versatile piece of equipment!

With all riding halters - Check the fiador knot under the chin often.  If you do not usually have a lead rope attached, the fiador knot could become loose and the dimensions and even-ness of your halter could be affected.  If you see signs of loosening, grasp all strands of  rope on each side and pull to tighten the knot.  Always lead your horse by holding the fiador knot and/or the loops below the knot or attaching a lead rope.

 

  
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Regular - soft bitless bridle halter on Cowboy

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extra knots / bosalter - doubleweave, soft

 

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bosalter - interweave, soft

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extra knots - stiff

with medium cowboy knot trim

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bosalter - doubleweave, soft

with buckaroo browband

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regular - soft

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extra knots - stiff

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bosalter - doubleweave, soft

with regular halter browband

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regular - soft

draft size

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extra knots - soft

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regular - semi-stiff

Prices are subject to change without notice but should be valid

 until December 31, 2014.  After that, call or email for current pricing.

Prices are for halters made with 1/4" or 9/32" rope 

or with 3/16", 1/4" or 5/16" halter cord. 

Prices for Bitless Bridle Halters 

(The halter part can be made in the soft rope or stiff cord but the rein straps must be made in the double braid to allow for splicing.)

Size - style -pattern

Artcraft

double braid or

halter cord

XS, S, M, L - Regular $ 48.00
XS, S, M, L - Extra Knots $ 51.00
XS, S, M, L - Bosalter - DW $ 73.00
XS, S, M, L - Bosalter - IW $ 78.00
   
XL or Draft - Regular $ 51.00
XL or Draft - Extra Knots $ 54.00
XL or Draft - Bosalter - DW $ 81.00
XL or Draft - Bosalter - IW $ 86.00
   

For bitless bridle halters made with clearance rope:  subtract $5.00 from above prices

Noseband braiding on bosalters in lacing cord only

Call or email for pricing on Bitless Bridle Halters for Minis

 

 

 

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CUSTOM TRIM OPTIONS

Add custom trim to your halter, bosalter, side pull halter, or bitless bridle halter to make it uniquely yours!  I can add knots on the cheek pieces to coordinate with the noseband braiding of your bosalter or to spruce up a regular or extra knots halter, side pull halter or bitless bridle halter.  Choose lacing cord or fine leather lace - I have a limited supply of kangaroo and calf leather left.  Color choices are shown below.

Note:  Kangaroo and calf leather lace is finer - thinner and not quite as wide as the lacing cord - so knots end up smaller than those made with lacing cord.  The lace itself costs much more than lacing cord plus it takes longer to braid so kangaroo and calf leather trim is more expensive.  Some knots are not available in leather lace.

I am phasing out trim with leather lace.  When my supply of kangaroo lace and calf lace is gone, I will not be re-stocking.  Please call or email for availability.

Scroll down for a list of the knots available for cheek piece trim and tie end buttons.  Prices are listed for each knot.   Scroll down below that to see lots of pictures of custom trim on halters, but feel free to use your imagination!

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Click here for descriptions and more details About the Custom Trim

 

 

Lace Options for Custom Trim


Kangaroo Leather Lace

Black, Natural, Burgundy, Brown


Calf Leather Lace:  

Black, Medium Brown


1/8" Artcraft Polyester Lacing Cord:

Black, Tan, Brown, Hunter Green, Burgundy, Blue, Purple, Red, Neon Orange, Yellow, Neon Green, Coral Pink, Navy, White, Silver, Kelly Green, Raspberry* 

 

*raspberry yarn is polypropylene, not polyester


1/8" Polypropylene Lacing Cord:

 royal blue, true pink, turquoise


Cheek Piece Trim Options with Prices

Prices are subject to change without notice.  

The following options and prices are for knots braided on  1/4" or 9/32" rope - there may be some differences for knots braided on the larger 5/16" diameter halter cord.  Some knots are not available in leather lace.  Prices are for each knot.  So for trim on both sides of your halter, you will need to order 2 of each.  The choice of braid pattern is denoted as follows:  Doubleweave - DW;  Interweave - IW.

The examples in the pictures are braided with lacing cord unless otherwise noted.



Mini Ring Knot   

 

For soft rope only

1 color

For each knot:

$ 3.00    Lacing Cord

2 small ring knots 


Mini Turkshead Knot 

 

For stiff cord or soft rope

1 color

For each knot:

$ 3.00    Lacing Cord, about 1/2" long

mini turkshead knots on cheek pieces


Small Cowboy Knot

 

1 or 2 colors

For each knot, in lacing cord:

$ 6.00    CKS-DW, about 1 1/4" long

$ 7.00    CKS-IW, about 1 1/4" long

+ $ 3.00    Kangaroo Leather, about 1" long

+ $ 2.00    Calf Leather, about 1" long

Doubleweave

 


Medium Cowboy Knot

 

1 or 2 colors

For each knot, in lacing cord:

$10.00    CKM-DW, about 3" long

$12.00    CKM-IW, about 3" long

+ $4.00    Kangaroo Leather, about 2 1/4" long

+ $3.00    Calf Leather, about 2 1/4" long

Doubleweave

 


Long Cowboy Knot

 

1 or 2 colors

For each knot, in lacing cord:

$ 15.00  CKL-DW, about 4 1/2 - 5" long

$ 18.00  CKL-IW, about 4 1/2 - 5" long

+ $ 6.00  Kangaroo Leather, about 3 1/2" long

+ $ 4.00  Calf Leather, about 3 1/2" long

Doubleweave

Kangaroo Lace - Interweave


Extra Long Cowboy Knot

 

1 or 2 colors

For each knot, in lacing cord:

$ 21.00    CKXL-DW, about 6 1/2" long

$ 25.00    CKXL-IW, about 6 1/2" long

+ $ 8.00    Kangaroo Leather, about 5" long

+ $ 6.00    Calf Leather, about 5" long

Kangaroo Lace - Interweave

  

Kangaroo Lace - Doubleweave


Halter Tie End Button Options with Prices

These Turkshead  knots can also be used as individual knots on the noseband - around 2 strands of rope.

Note:  A tie end button is included on all bosalters at no charge when braided with lacing cord.  

Turkshead Button 

1 or 2 colors

$ 6.00   THB-DW  Lacing Cord

$ 7.00   THB-IW  Lacing Cord

 

2 or 3 colors

$ 6.00   THB-3  Lacing Cord

 

 

 

 

  

THB-DW 

THB-3 

THB-IW

 


Pineapple Knot Button - Medium

 

$18.00   Kangaroo Leather

$16.00   Calf Leather

  

Kangaroo 

 

 


Pictures of halters with custom trim

Bosalter with Cheek Trim, 6p2b, Bg-Tn.jpg (105579 bytes)

long cowboy knots - doubleweave

bitless bridle, xknot, trim bk gr,rsp.jpg (126530 bytes)

medium cowboy knots - interweave

Indian Bosal Sidepull - spliced - bosalterIW.jpg (128836 bytes)

bosalter with medium cowboy knots - interweave

Mini Halter with trim and name.jpg (136637 bytes)

turkshead knots on noseband

8p2b Cheek Piece Trim, Bg-Nat.jpg (52916 bytes)

kangaroo lace

extra long cowboy knots - interweave

6p2b Cheek Piece Trim, Bk-Bg.jpg (99082 bytes)

kangaroo lace

long cowboy knots - interweave

Cheek piece trim closeup - rsp sidepull.jpg (114894 bytes)

Mini turkshead knots (1 color)

Extra Knots - cheek trim - bk,turq.jpg (117690 bytes)

small cowboy knots - doubleweave

Extra knots - roo trim.jpg (126496 bytes)

extra knots bosalter - kangaroo lace

long cowboy knot on cheeks - IW, medium pineapple knot on tie end

Extra knots - stiff - long CK-DW.jpg (105985 bytes)

Extra knots on horse - stiff - long CK-DW.jpg (183914 bytes)

long cowboy knots - doubleweave

Long CK-DW on cheek, tie end button, with ruler.jpg (150506 bytes)

long cowboy knots and tie end button - doubleweave

Bosalter - black with tassels - closeup on head.jpg (156540 bytes)

mini tassels

X knots - stiff - long CK,rings - closeup.jpg (109333 bytes)

mini ring knots and long cowboy knots - doubleweave

 

4p ck and rings on halter cheek, blue,red.jpg (89482 bytes)

mini ring knots and medium cowboy knots - doubleweave

 

Med cowboy knots - DW - closeup.jpg (117182 bytes)

medium cowboy knots - doubleweave

Bosaler with cheek trim - closeup.jpg (105572 bytes)

small cowboy knots - doubleweave

       

 

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LABELING OPTIONS

I have heat shrink tubing labels available for halters.  Add your horse's name to "horse-alize" his or her tack.  Or have your name printed on the label for security purposes - great if you board at a large facility where items tend to "disappear".  Trainers can have their own private label to identify their business and specify halter sizes.  Y Knot Rope Tack halters, side pull halters, etc.  have a label on the poll strap (off side) identifying my brand and the size. 

I will need to know if you want a personalized label on your equipment and where you want it when you place your order.  Your label can be placed anywhere, depending on the size of the rope, but the usual places are centered on the cheek piece or on the poll strap near the off side knot.

Available only in white with black printing, in 2 sizes:

3/8" diameter for the cheek or jaw piece (around 1 strand of rope) - 1 or 2 lines of text (3 lines are possible but will be very small).  This label must be put on the rope as I make the halter - I cannot add it later. This diameter is also used on one strand of the poll strap of halters made with 5/16" cord and must be put on before the tie end is finished.

1/2" diameter for poll strap (around 2 strands of rope) - up to 3 lines of text.  I can add this label after the halter is made (1/4" rope only) as long as the tie end is finished with the waxed cord whipping.  It must be put on before I braid any button knot on the tie end.

Price is $1.50 per label for lengths up to 1 1/2".  

Call for pricing on longer labels or logo, etc.

Y Knot Rope Tack, purple halter.jpg (104998 bytes) Labels on poll strap - orange.jpg (76856 bytes) Labels on poll strap.jpg (98659 bytes) Halter - Y Knot and MB.jpg (113612 bytes)

1/2" Label on Halter Poll Strap

Josie, black halter.jpg (63194 bytes)  Josie, brown halter, cheeks.jpg (108283 bytes) Label - cheek, closeup.jpg (121064 bytes)  Mini Halter with trim and name -closeup.jpg (111196 bytes)

3/8" Label on Halter Cheek Piece

 

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