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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

Christy Bourbonnais Horsemanship

Trainer:  Christy Bourbonnais  (Christy set up a wholesale account in 2016 but has been using my tack and referring clients to me since at least 2014.)

Location:  Harvard, Illinois

Website: http://www.ccrequinecenter.com/index.html

Email: Christy@ccrequinecenter.com

Phone: 847-533-4513

​Equipment List:

  • Extra knots rope halter - stiff cord
  • 14' lead rope - trigger bull snap on eye splice​

Garrison Mulemanship

Trainer:  Paul Garrison  (I have been making tack for Paul since early 2015)

Location:  Medina, Texas

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Garrisonmulemanship/

Email: ter@hctc.net

Phone: 830-796-5805

​Equipment List:

  • Regular rope halter - stiff cord
  • 12' lead rope - eye splice
  • Loop reins with permanent button loops, 5/8" rope, center marker knot
  • 16' get-down rope with button end, 3/8" rope​

Timber Edge Farm

Contact:  Kelly Nehring

Location:  Shabbona, IL

Website:  http://www.timberedgefarms.com/

Phone: 815-264-7657

Sugarfoot Jog Ranch

Trainer:  Kathy Moore  ( Kathy has been referring clients to me since 2015.)

Location:  Waller, Texas  

Website: http://sugarfootjogranch.com/

Phone: 713-419-2000

​Equipment List:

  • Regular rope halter - soft rope
  • 12' lead rope - spliced in brass twist snap
  • 22' long line - stainless steel ring/clip combo
  • 4' stick - client's choice on diameter and length
  • 5' string

​​shops & Horse Related Links

TRAINERS and HORSE RELATED LINKS

Full Effect Horsemanship

Trainer:  Joel Allen  (Joel set up a wholesale account in 2016)

Location:  Fairbury, IL

Website:  http://fulleffecthorsemanship.com/

Email: fulleffecthorsemanship@gmail.com

Phone: 815-419-8444

​Equipment List:

  • Extra Knots rope halter - stiff cord
  • 14' lead rope - trigger bull snap on eye splice
  • 4' stick
  • ​5' string​

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Bravehearts

Trainer:  Paddy McKevitt, Meggan Hill-McQueeney

(I have donated and/or porvided tack at a discount to Bravehearts since 2013.  They are a non-profit organization that has a lot of programs for veterans and special needs clients.)

Location:  Harvard and Poplar Grove, Illinois

Website:  http://www.braveheartsriding.org/

Email: Meggan@braveheartsriding.org

Phone: 847-366-4571

​Equipment List:

  • Regular rope halter - soft rope
  • 12' or 14' lead rope - brass bolt snap on eye splice and popper tail end for training
  • 10' or 12' lead rope - brass bolt snap on eye splice and plain tail end for general use
  • Stick and string
  • Various other equipment

Horsemanship X

Trainer:  Jamie Belcher  ( Jamie has been using my tack and referring clients to me since 2009. He was my first trainer to set up a referral account.)

Location:  White Cloud, Michigan

Website: 

Email: 

Phone: 231-689-0953

​Equipment List:

  • Regular rope halter - soft rope
  • 12' lead rope - eye splice

Total Transformation Horsemanship

Trainer:  Danielle Dove  (I have been making tack for Danielle since 2013.  She has recently cut back on training but still refers clients to me.)

Location:  Richards, Texas

Website:

   http://www.totaltransformationhorsemanship.com/

Email: Danielle@totaltransformationhorsemanship.com

​Equipment List:

  • Extra Knots rope halter - stiff cord
  • 14' lead rope - trigger bull snap on eye splice
  • 10' reins with leather lace
  • 4' stick
  • ​6' string


Agape Natural Horsemanship

Trainer:  Indy O'Connor  (Indy was my first trainer to set up a wholesale account for tack.  I have been making tack for him and his clients since mid 2010.)

Location:  Orangeville, IL (North Central Illinois)

Website: http://www.agapenaturalhorsemanship.com/

Email: agapenh@yahoo.com

Phone: 815-713-9636

​Equipment List:

  • Regular rope halter with tie end button - soft rope
  • 15' lead rope - with basic button end
  • 25' long line - with basic button end
  • Natural hackamore - bosalter noseband; 22' mecate with pineapple knot and tassel
  • 4' stick
  • Flag​

Sebastian Nolewajka Horsemanship

Trainer:  Sebastian Nolewajka (Sebastian has been using/ordering my tack since 2011 and we set up an international wholesale account in 2014.)

Area:  Germany

Website: https://www.sebastiannolewajka.de/

Email: Sebastian@SNHorsemanship.de

​Equipment List:

  • Regular rope halter - stiff cord
  • 14' lead rope - trigger bull snap on eye splice, marker knot at 4' from snap
  • 10' loop reins - plain or leather lace ends, 3/8" or 1/2" rope
  • 22' mecate - leather lace trim
  • ​various other equipment​

trainers

Molly's Hoofcare

natural hoof trimmer

Contact:  Molly Arvin

Location:  Washington, IL

Email: mollyarvin.14@gmail.com

Phone: 309-370-6237

Rolling Hills Ranch

Contact:  Wayne and Ary Leckey

Location:  Chana, IL

Website:  http://www.rhreq.com/

Email: rhreqn@gmail.com

Phone: 815-761-2748

Lost Grove Stables

Contact:  Louise Ballanger

Location:  Eldridge, IA

Facebook: 

 https://www.facebook.com/LostGroveEldridge/

Email: louiseballanger@gmail.com


Battenfield Horsemanship

Trainer:  Michael Battenfield  (I have been making tack for Michael since early 2012. He is one of my first trainers.)

Location:  Gorman, Texas

Website: http://www.battenfieldhorsemanship.com/

Email: mbhorsemanship@yahoo.com

​Equipment List:

  • Regular rope halter with spliced tie end - soft rope
  • 12' lead rope - with spliced in brass twist snap or with eye splice
  • Natural hackamore with 22' mecate - client's choice for custom options
  • 20' Mecate Reins for use with slobber straps
  • ​Training stick - client's preference for rod diameter and length
  • 6' String, 5' for kids


Aaron Englandrefers clients for tack through Michael Battenfield Horsemanship.

Equipment List:

  • regular halter with spliced tie end - soft rope
  • 12' lead rope with spliced in brass twist snap​

​​barns

​There are many barns where almost all the boarders use my rope tack. I don't know all the names/places but I have listed a few below.  I have many return customers and get lots of referrals from those who love my tack.

​If you don't see your barn listed here, I'm sorry I have missed you. Please contact me and I'll add your barn to the list.

Versatile Horsemanship, LLC

Trainer/Riding Instructor:  Brandi Rolling  (I have been making tack for Brandi since early 2011.  She is one of my first trainers.)

Location:  Negaunee, Michigan - UP

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/versatilehorsemanship/

Email: versatilehorsemanship@live.com

Phone: 906-362-0078

​Equipment List:

  • Regular rope halter - stiff cord
  • Lead rope - with basic button end, various lengths
  • Loop reins - plain or leather lace ends; water straps and snaps, custom marker knots
  • various other equipment including mecates, natural hackamores, side pull halters

Rope Halters, Lead Ropes, Long Lines,

Reins, Sticks & Strings, Hackamores,

​ Headstalls, Mecates & More

Brighter Daze Farm

Contact:  Nicola Bright

Location:  Newark, IL

Website:  http://brighterdazefarm.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brighter-Daze-Farm-502654073139233/


ByGayle

Gayle has been a customer for several years.  She has a business making seat cushions for saddles, motorcycles and bicycles.

Contact:  Gayle Adams

Location:  Ridgeland, WI

Website:  http://www.bygayle.com

Email: 

Phone: 715-455-1652

Several professional horse trainers use Y Knot Rope Tack products for their training equipment.  Some have wholesale accounts and carry their own inventory.  Some have my referral credit account - they refer clients to me, I handle the order, they get a percentage of the order as a credit to their account. Some have a combination of both.  I have had a few trainers for several years, others have come and gone - some are no longer training for various reasons, some outgrew my ability to keep up with their demand for tack (volume and speed).

Most of my trainers are more interested in having their clients use the right equipment than making a bunch of money on tack sales.  They know that their training methods will be more effective when the client uses the right tools - at clinics, lessons or at home.  This in turn will lead to more positive feedback for the trainer. If you are a trainer, please contact me if you are interested in getting more information about my wholesale, private label or referral credit accounts. But please be aware that since I am the only one who makes everything, I cannot do large orders with a quick turn-around time.

R & S Rolling Ranch

Trainer:  Roger Skogan  ( Roger has been using my tack and referring clients to me since early 2011. He is one of my first trainers)

Location:  Beloit, Wisconsin

Website: http://rsrollingranch.weebly.com/

Email: info@rsrollingranch.com

Phone: 608-290-2957

​Equipment List:

  • Extra knots rope halter - stiff cord
  • 14' lead rope - trigger bull snap on eye splice

Barrington Saddlery

A selection of my products are available at this store.

Contact:  Sandy Palumbo

Location:  Barrington, IL

Website:  http://www.barringtonsaddlery.com/

Phone: 847-381-6015

Carolina Horsemanship

Trainer:  Morgan Harris  (I have been making tack for Morgan since 2013. She does limited training now but she still refers clients to me.)

Location:  Warrenton, North Carolina

Email: Morgan@carolinahorsemanship.com

​Equipment List:

  • Extra Knots rope halter - stiff cord
  • 14' lead rope - trigger bull snap on eye splice, marker knot at 4' from snap
  • 4' stick
  • 5.5' string

This page has information and links to trainers, barns and shops who use and/or carry my rope tack.  I have also included a few other interesting links - other "horse-related" businesses and/or those who have supported my business.


​If your trainer has referred you to me for tack or if you are looking for a trainer in your area, please scroll through the listing below.  I have contact information and the preferred equipment list for each trainer.  Please visit the Rope Halters, Lead Ropes, Reins and Motivators pages for more information on the tack.

Jeremiah's Crossing

Therapeutic horseback-riding lessons for riders with special needs.

Contact:  Kathleen Harris

Location:  Babcock, WI

Website:  http://www.jeremiahscrossing.org/

Email: execdir@jeremiahscrossing.org

Phone: 715-884-2551