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NEWS

Celebrating

10 years

in business!

Y Knot Rope Tack

began in

March, 2007.

Thank you to my many customers for your support and loyalty!

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I will once again

have a booth at the Midwest Horse Fair

in Madison, WI

April 21, 22, 23

Booth # OM45

in the Outdoor Mall

same place I've been for several years

Deadline to place an order for pick-up at the fair is March 22

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New rope colors coming soon!

NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP PRODUCTS

​​​​​​​​​​Unique Trim ~ Leather Accessories

Custom Orders

Rope Halters, Lead Ropes, Long Lines,

Reins, Sticks & Strings, Hackamores,

​ Headstalls, Mecates & More



Prices for Bosalter Halters*
SizeBraiding ​Pattern
Soft RopeStiff Cord
XS, S, M, L
Doubleweave$45.00$47.00
Interweave$49.00$51.00

XL or Draft
Doubleweave
$53.00$56.00
Interweave
$58.00$61.00

Mini A or B
Doubleweave
$36.00$38.00
Interweave
$39.00$41.00


*  Listed prices are for bosalter halters made with 1/4" double braid rope, 3/16" or 1/4" stiff cord, and 5/16" semi-stiff cord.  Bosalter halters made with 3/8" double braid rope are not available.

Doubleweave Pattern (DW) – the second cord/color follows along beside the first one

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 normally use the braiding cord without the core so the braided knots will be as thin as possible, allowing the extra knots on the halter to do their job and provide more points of pressure.​

BOSALTER HALTERS

Braiding Cord Color Options

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

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.

I can add the noseband braiding to a halter made with any soft rope or stiff cord. I don't recommend it on the thicker semi-stiff cord, but I can do it if you want.  The braiding stiffens up the noseband of a soft halter so the purpose is functional and decorative.  On stiff halters, it is mostly for decoration since the noseband is already stiff. 


If you plan to use your halter under a bridle, please let me know - I will make the side nose knots a bit higher so they won't interfere with the headstall.  

Click on
Rope Halter Options for information on standard sizes, rope type and color choices, tie end options and other general information about rope halters.

Prices are listed at the bottom of the page.

Interweave Pattern (IW) – the second cord/color is interwoven with the first one

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The photo gallery below shows some examples of bosalter halters.  Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

​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. 


A braided knot on the tie end is included at no extra cost when ordering a bosalter halter. 

(a $7.00 or $8.00 value depending on the pattern).


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About the Custom Trim

​​Bosalters are regular rope halters with Cowboy Knot braiding on the nose band made with polyester braiding cord in your choice of color combination and pattern. What a beautiful way to have unique, customized tack!


This braiding is not only decorative but creates a thicker, firmer bosal-type nose piece on the halter.  Thus the term "Bosalter" – a combination of a bosal and a halter. This page is focused on bosalter halters but any of the bitless bridle styles or the natural hackamore can be made as a bosalter. Bosalters 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 – better release.  Bosalters can also be used like regular halters with a lead rope, although they may not be as effective for intensive training.  

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

Braiding Pattern Options 

Checklist for ordering a Halter
1. style of halter 

  • regular (2 knot)
  • extra knots (4 knot)
  • bosalter (braided noseband)

2. size - standard size or measurements for custom halter
3. type of rope or cord
4. color of rope or cord
5. color of braided trim, if any
6. custom options, if any