13 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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Midwest Horse Fair

Madison, WI

I will no longer be attending as a vendor

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with God all things are possible.

Matthew 19:26    


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

Custom Orders

Rope Halters, Lead Ropes, Long Lines,

Reins, Sticks & Strings, Hackamores,

​ Headstalls, Mecates & More

Two Piece Straps

I make these with heavy weight (9-10oz) leather, 1 1/2" wide and 8" long when folded and tied together.  Because of the 2-piece construction, you don't have to remove your reins to change to a different bit or bridle.  These are plain but functional - the ends are rounded and the edges are beveled but no tooling, etc.  I offer them so customers can get their reins and slobber straps in one place - saving time and shipping costs.

Price: $22.50 per set of 2   Color options: black, dark brown, medium brown, burgundy

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You can customize your slobber straps with pineapple knots or lone star knots.  I braid these decorative knots over the crown knots.  The medium pineapple knot is the best size.  I can also make the lone star knot even though it is a bit smaller. These decorative knots are pretty pricey because of the time and skill involved in braiding them, but they can make quite a stunning piece of tack!

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One Piece Straps

For those who won't be changing bridles, I make a 1-piece version.  These are made with the same type and amount of leather so they are similar in weight to the 2-piece version.  They are 9" long when folded.  

Price: $18.00 per set of 2
Color options: black, dark brown, medium brown, burgundy​

A unique design of Y Knot Rope Tack!  I can make these in any of the 1/4" double braid rope so you can match or coordinate your reins and straps.  They have a fiador knot and loops on one end to tie in your reins - just like on a rope halter.  On the other end is a button / loop connector.  To make the button, I tie what I call a crown knot. This is a unique knot that I came up with myself.  The rope ends are secured by melting -- but on the sides of the knot instead of the top.  So instead of a hard melted glob, there is a nice "crown" of rope that makes a button on the end of the loop.  I then add a braided ring knot on the loop part that slides to open and close the "button hole".


The loop end will fit through almost any bit ring making it possible to use these slobber straps with shank bits as well as large ring snaffle bits.   They can also be used with the rings on sidepulls and other bitless bridles. 


Check List for ordering Slobber Straps:


1. Color of rope

2. Color of sliding ring knots

3. Customization, if any


1. 1-piece or 2-piece

2. Color of leather

I was going to phase out my leather slobber straps but customers kept ordering them so I have decided to keep them in my product line. People appreciate the better quality even though the price is quite a bit higher than mass produced straps.  I do not keep a lot of the wide leather in stock though so be aware that I may have to order the leather to make your straps.

Slobber Straps with Pineapple Knot Buttons or Lone Star Knot Buttons

Choose:  color of rope 

               color of cord for sliding ring knots

               colors of cord for braided knots

​Price:  $52.50 set of 2

Slobber Straps are used to attach mecate reins or loop reins to a bit. They add weight to your reins and create a "hinge" to aid in communication.  A nice advantage of using slobber straps is that you can adjust your rein length by sliding the rope through the straps - great when using the same set of reins on different horses.

Traditional slobber straps are made with leather.  I make a version using the 1/4" soft double braid rope and I also make some basic leather slobber straps.

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Everyone must die once, and after that be judged by God.  In the same manner Christ also was offered in sacrifice once to take away the sins of many. He will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are waiting for him.

​Hebrews 9:27-28  GNT

Leather Slobber Straps

Slobber Straps with Crown Knot Buttons

Choose:  color of rope 

               color of cord for sliding ring knots

​Price:  $26.50 set of 2

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