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10+ years

in business!

Y Knot Rope Tack

began in

March, 2007.

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


Event Schedule

Midwest Horse Fair

Madison, WI

April 12, 13, 14


Booth # OM301

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 12


New rope colors are here!


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

Custom Orders

Rope Halters, Lead Ropes, Long Lines,

Reins, Sticks & Strings, Hackamores,

​ Headstalls, Mecates & More

Thanks for visiting Y Knot Rope Tack!

Phone:  815-994-0994

Currently this is not a smart phone so my texting capacity is limited.  Also, I do not get pictures on my phone so please send via email. 

Email Address:

Email is the best way to contact me - that way we can each respond on our own schedule.  

If you call, please leave a message with your name and phone number if I don't pick up.  I may be away from my shop (and the information I need to help you) or in the middle of making something that I can't put down. 

I will get back to you as soon as I can - by phone or email - but it may be a couple days or so when I am really busy (which is most of the time!).


Location and mailing address:​​

Carol Vander Wyst

Y Knot Rope Tack

4441 E. Open View Drive

Byron, IL  61010

Please note:  This is not a "store".  I work out of my home and do not have regular store hours but everything I make is "on display" in my workshop.


If you are in the area, you are always welcome to stop by and see/feel/purchase/order my products.  Also, if you want to pick up your order instead of having it shipped, that is an option as well.  Please call first to set up a time that works with both our schedules.

We are in the process of moving.  I will update our mailing address when the move is completed.  Until then, the address above will be accurate.