Rope Halters, Lead Ropes, Long Lines,

Reins, Sticks & Strings, Hackamores,

​ Headstalls, Mecates & More

Small Ring Knot  

​Use on:   3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4"

Choose:  1 color

Price:  $4.00 each


Cowboy Knots

Turkshead Knot - DW

​Use on:   3/8", 1/2", 5/8"

Choose: 1 or 2 colors

Price:  $7.00 each on 3/8", 1/2"

​           $9.00 each on 5/8"

Ring Knots

Turkshead Knot Button 

LEAD ROPES & LONG LINES

Custom Trim Options

Pineapple Knot Button 

You may choose to substitute a basic button for the leather popper.  This would be the same button knot described on the Lead Rope Options page.  Price of a lead rope with a basic button instead of a leather popper would be about the same.  Call or email to get a specific quote.


Tassel-ette 

​Use on:   3/8", 1/2", 5/8"

Choose: 1 - 3 colors

Price:  Add $5.00 to plain end price      

Made with the same polyester yarn as all the other rope so it matches perfectly.  It has a polyester cover and a separate polyester core.  I can use the braiding cord with or without the core to create different effects on various items.

Pineapple Knot and Tassel 

3-bite Cowboy Knot - DW

​(about 2" long)

​Use on:   1/2", 5/8"

Choose: 1 or 2 colors

Price:  $13.00 each​  

shown on 5/8" rope        


Turkshead Knot/Tassel - 3

​Use on:   1/2", 5/8"

Choose: 1 - 3 colors for knot

​               1 - 4 colors for tassel

On tail end:  add $19.00
On halter end:  add $22.00 

medium pineapple knot.

HALTER END OR TAIL END CUSTOM OPTIONS

Basic Button instead of Leather Popper

Pineapple Knot/Tassel

​Use on:  1/2", 5/8"

Choose:  2 colors for knot

​              1 - 4 colors for tassel

On tail end:  add $25.00

On halter end:  add $28.00 

1/8" Braiding Cord Options for Custom Trim 

Check List for ordering a lead rope:

1. Length of lead rope

2. Diameter of rope

3. Color of rope

4. Tail end option

  • standard leather popper - color of popper
  • plain end
  • ​custom end - if so, details

5. Halter end option

  • eye splice 
  • button - what color(s)
  • snap - what type & finish
  • if snap - how attached: permanently spliced in or on an eye splice

6. Customization, if any (trim, knots, etc.)

Add a Tassel-ette to a Plain End 

For a stunning lead rope, substitute a pineapple knot and tassel for the leather popper or for the halter end button or eye splice.  As with the turkshead knot/tassel, I usually make the tassels about 8" long - if you want them longer or shorter, just let me know.  The tassel strands are inserted through a base knot at the end of the rope but are not attached to it.  The pineapple knot secures them in place.  If the strands become uneven, simply find the shorter strand and pull to even them out. By using this method of attaching the strands, there is some "give" to the tassel so it shouldn't be destroyed if it gets stepped on or caught on something.  


Pricing below is what you would add to the cost of a standard lead rope made in the 1/2" or 5/8" rope.  

Call or email for pricing on 3/8" and 1/4" lead ropes/long lines.

I have subtracted the cost of the standard tail end (eye splice and leather popper) or the cost of the halter end option (eye splice or basic button) from the cost of the pineapple knot and tassel.

You may choose to substitute a turkshead knot button for the leather popper, opt for this type of button instead of the basic button on the halter end, or you could choose to have a button on both ends. These buttons can not be attached as securely as the basic button, though, so that should be kept in mind when considering this button knot for a lead rope.  Price of a lead rope with a turkshead button instead of a leather popper or instead of a basic button would be about $2 - 3 more.  Call or email to get a specific quote.


3-bite Cowboy Knot - IW

​(about 2" long)

​Use on:   1/2", 5/8"

Choose: 2 colors

Price:  $16.00 each​  

shown on 5/8" rope        

Cowboy Knot - DW

Small ​(about 1 1/2" long)

​Use on:   3/8", 1/2"

Choose: 1 or 2 colors

Price:  $7.00 each​           

Turkshead Knot - DW3

​Use on:   3/8", 1/2", 5/8"

Choose: 3 colors

Price:  $10.50 each on 3/8", 1/2"

           $13.00 each on 5/8"

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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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Custom Orders

If you want to mark specific places on your lead rope or if you just want some decoration to make yours unique, I can customize your lead rope with braided knots or substitute a braided button or knot and tassel for the popper.


Knots suitable for lead ropes are shown below.  Different diameter ropes require different size knots so not all knots are available for all rope diameters.  I have made notations regarding these size paraments but if you are unsure, I will be glad to recommend an appropriate knot for the lead rope you have chosen.  Most of the knots are shown on 1/2" rope (unless otherwise noted) which is the most common lead rope diameter.  Prices are listed with each individual knot and are subject to change without notice. 


I cannot place knots in the areas that are spliced - the rope is too tight and stiff from the splice construction.  I can place knots about 6 - 8" from each end that is spliced.  I may also be able to add a knot inside an eye splice but this would not be possible on all splices or with all knots.


​Keep scrolling down the page after the knot descriptions to see more pictures of custom trim on lead ropes.
Click here for more information About the Custom Trim. 

on 1/2" rope

Large pineapple knot buttons. Click on picture to enlarge

click on pictures to enlarge

on 5/8" rope

Cowboy Knot - IW

Small ​(about 1 1/2" long)

​Use on:   3/8", 1/2"

Choose: 2 colors

Price:  $8.00 each​           

​​​Ring knots are braided with one color.  I will add or subtract strands to make the knot the correct size for the diameter of rope you have chosen. In that case, they may look slightly different than the pictures. 

​A larger knot is used on the 5/8" rope.  Notice it has more rows of zigzags.

Turkshead Knot/Tassel - IW

​Use on:  1/2", 5/8"

Choose:  2 colors for knot

​               1 - 4 colors for tassel

On tail end:  add $18.00
On halter end:  add $21.00 

Cowboy Knot - IW

Medium ​(about 3" long)

​Use on:   3/8", 1/2"

Choose: 2 colors

Price:  $14.00 each​         

Cowboy Knot - DW

Medium ​(about 3" long)

​Use on:   3/8", 1/2"

Choose: 1 or 2 colors

Price:  $12.00 each​        

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If cost is not an issue, you could choose to substitute a pineapple knot button for the standard halter or tail end.  This button knot can be attached more securely than the turkshead button (the base knot required under the braided covering can be securely anchored to the rope) but it is still more decorative than functional.  Price of a lead rope with a pineapple knot button instead of standard options for either the halter or tail end would be about $15 - $18 more.  Call or email to get a specific quote.


​You can also choose to have a pineapple knot braided anywhere on the lead rope.  Call or email to get a specific quote.


Turkshead Knot/Tassel - DW

​Use on:  1/2", 5/8"

Choose: 1 or 2 colors for knot

​              1 - 4 colors for tassel

On tail end:  add $17.00

On halter end:  add $20.00 

Medium Ring Knot

​Use on:   3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4"

Choose: 1 color

Price:  $5.00 each

BRAIDED KNOTS FOR LEAD ROPES

While the Turkshead Knot is a better, more secure knot for most lead ropes, Cowboy knots can be used when a longer knot is desired.  They can also be braided in the doubleweave pattern (DW) or interweave pattern (IW).  You can choose 1 or 2 colors for the doubleweave pattern; 2 colors for the interweave pattern.  I make these in 2 different sizes to accomodate the different diameters of ropes - the Cowboy Knot and the 3-bite Cowboy Knot.  I have indicated which knot fits best on the various ropes.  The cowboy knot can be braided in different lengths but the 3-bite cowboy knot has only one length.

​​I normally braid these knots using the braiding cord without the core.  That makes for a more secure attachment to the rope which is important on lead ropes which tend to get a lot of abuse.

Turkshead Knot and Tassel

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Turkshead Knot - IW

​Use on:   3/8", 1/2", 5/8"

Choose: 2 colors

Price:  $8.00 each on 3/8", 1/2"

           $10.00 each on 5/8"

​This is the "economy version" of a tassel since it does not have the fancy knot.  It is a great way to add some pizzazz to your lead rope without breaking the bank.  Three pieces of braiding cord are inserted through the plain end to create a small tassel with 6 strands.  I usually make them about 5" long but if you want them longer or shorter, just let me know. 

If you want a really unique lead rope, you can substitute a turkshead knot and tassel for the leather popper or for the halter end button or eye splice.  I usually make the tassels about 8" long - if you want them longer or shorter, just let me know.  

The tassel strands are inserted through a base knot at the end of the rope but are not attached to it.  The decorative knot secures them in place.  If the strands become uneven, simply find the shorter strand and pull to even them out. By using this method of attaching the strands, there is some "give" to the tassel so it shouldn't be destroyed if it gets stepped on or caught on something.  


Pricing below is what you would add to the cost of a standard lead rope made in the 1/2" or 5/8" rope.  

Call or email for pricing on 3/8" and 1/4" lead ropes/long lines.

I have subtracted the cost of the standard tail end (eye splice and leather popper) or the cost of the halter end option (eye splice or basic button) from the cost of the turkshead knot and tassel.

Photo Gallery of Lead Ropes with Custom Options 

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

Turkshead knots can be braided in the doubleweave pattern (DW) or interweave pattern (IW).  You can choose 1, 2 or 3 colors for the doubleweave pattern; 2 colors for the interweave pattern.  This knot will be braided in different sizes to fit the diameter of the rope - I will choose the appropriately sized knot.

​​I normally braid these knots using the braiding cord without the core.  If you want a bulkier knot, I can leave the core in.This picture shows the difference between "with the core" (left) and "without the core" (right).


Picture coming soon



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The 3-Bite Cowboy Knot has a tighter weave when braided on 1/2" rope

Turkshead Knots