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Cowboy Knots

It can take a lot of time to get the knots spaced evenly and situated at the correct locations.  For this reason, if you want multiple knots on your reins, there will be a placement fee of $1.00/knot.  There will be no fee for just a center knot or one knot per side on loop reins, or one knot per split rein, driving rein -- just for 2, 3 or more knots per side/rein. This fee may be waived at my discrection.


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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. Most knots on reins are braided without the core.

Small Ring Knot  

​Use on:   3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4"

Choose:  1 color

Price:  $4.00 each





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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

       

Pineapple Knots

on 1/2"" rope

Cowboy Knot - IW

Small ​(about 1 1/2" long)

​Use on:   3/8", 1/2"

Choose: 2 colors

Price:  $8.00 each​    

      

REINS

Custom Trim Options

Turkshead Knot - DW3

​Use on:   3/8", 1/2", 5/8"

Choose: 3 colors

Price:  $10.00 each on 3/8", 1/2"

           $12.00 each on 5/8"


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


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Turkshead knots make good marker knots and can be braided as sliders if needed (for knots that you will position after you get the reins).  They can be braided in the doubleweave pattern (DW), interweave pattern (IW) or triple pattern (DW3). You can choose 1 or 2 colors for the doubleweave pattern; 2 colors for the interweave pattern and of course, 3 colors for the triple pattern.  This knot will be braided in different sizes to fit the diameter of the rope.  I will choose the size that is the best fit - you just tell me the colors and the pattern.

​​I normally braid these knots using the braiding cord without the core.  If you want a bulkier knot, I can leave the core in. Unless you tell me "with the core", I will braid it without.

The picture below shows the difference between "with the core" (left) and "without the core" (right).

Most times, pineapple knots are used as buttons at the ends of reins or lead ropes but they can also be braided onto other parts of reins to mark the center or other specific places.  They are very decorative but also more expensive than other knots.  That is because of the construction.  A pineapple knot naturally tends to make a ball. Because of the way the strands are interwoven, the middle is "fatter" than the ends.  A separate base knot has to be braided underneath to hold that shape. These extra steps means it takes more time to braid a pinepple knot so therefore the price is higher.  

No matter what kind or style of reins you are ordering, I can add any amount of custom trim that you want - either functional, decorative or both.  You might want just a simple ring knot to mark the center or a couple small knots on the sides to mark hand holds.  Or maybe you want to go all out with a combination of small and longer knots to make a really unique set of reins.

The possibilities are endless!

Knots suitable for reins 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 reins you have chosen.  Most of the knots are shown on 1/2" rope (unless otherwise noted) which is the most common diameter for reins.
Prices are listed with each individual knot and are subject to change without notice.  

Cowboy Knot - IW

Long ​(about 5" long)

​Use on:   3/8", 1/2"

Choose: 2 colors

Price:  $21.00 each​  

      

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"


on 5/8" rope

on 1/2" rope

I will need to know where you want the knots.  Most knots are braided directly to the rope so they won't move.  I can also make some knots as sliders so you can place them where you want them once you get the reins.  These sliders will be braided tightly so they will not move easily (so they will stay put once you decide where they go).  The more the reins are used, they will become less movable - so place them where you want them relatively soon.  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 an end that is spliced.  

Check List for ordering Custom Trim on Reins:

1. Type of knot

2. Color(s) of knot

3. Pattern of braiding

4. Is purpose functional or decorative

5. Specific location if trim is a marker

  • distance from the end - where the reins connect to a bit, halter, etc.    OR 
  • distance from the center point  
  • is knot to be centered at the mark or is one edge to be at the mark

6. Desired placement of decorative knots

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        

on 1/2" rope

on 5/8" rope

Pineapple Knot - Large

(7 rows of zigzags)

​Use on:   1/2", 5/8"

Choose: 2 colors

Price:  $26.00 each​   

    

on 5/8" rope


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"


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Photo Galleries of Reins with Custom Trim

All rope is 1/2" unless noted otherwise

Cowboy Knot - DW3

Medium ​(about 4" long)

​Use on:   1/2", 5/8"

Choose: 3 colors

Price:  $18.00 each​     


I can make this knot in the small or long sizes also. This is the only size someone has ordered.

  

Cowboy Knot - DW

Medium ​(about 3" long)

​Use on:   3/8", 1/2"

Choose: 1 or 2 colors

Price:  $12.00 each​ 

      

Cowboy Knot - DW

Long ​(about 5" long)

​Use on:   3/8", 1/2"

Choose: 1 or 2 colors

Price:  $18.00 each​   

    

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

Turkshead Knots

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

        

Ring knots are the most popular for a center marker.  The small size is the usual choice - it fits nicely between your fingers.  These are braided with one color, without the core.  Choose a color that matches the rope so you will feel it more than see it or choose a contrasting color so it is easy to see.  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. 

Cowboy Knots are mostly chosen for decoration although some customers have ordered the small size as markers. They can be braided in the doubleweave pattern (DW) or interweave pattern (IW).  (I can also made these with 3 colors - on 1/2" or 5/8" rope - but that gets pretty pricey.) 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 1 length.

​​I braid these knots using the braiding cord without the core.  

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Cowboy Knot - IW

Medium ​(about 3" long)

​Use on:   3/8", 1/2"

Choose: 2 colors

Price:  $14.00 each​    

    

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1/8" Braiding Cord Options for Custom Trim 

Pineapple Knot - Medium

( 5 rows of zigzags)

​Use on:   3/8", 1/2"

Choose: 2 colors

Price:  $19.00 each​   

    

Medium Ring Knot

​Use on:   3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4"

Choose: 1 color

Price:  $5.00 each

Ring Knots



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