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Horse Lead Ropes – Leather Lead Shanks

Exceptional quality lead ropes and shanks in your choice of hand braided cotton, braided nylon or leather. Heavy duty hardware and choice of length make these leads perfect for any task.

  • 6' leather lead shanks available in 24” or 30” chain length
  • Lead ropes available in 4’, 8’, 10’ and 15’ lengths

  • 1" wide x 8' long
  • Padded webbing provides a soft grip that is easy on your hands
  • 8" hand loop
  • For safety purposes never put your whole hand, wrist or arm through the loop while leading a horse
  • Brass plated removable bolt snap
  • Colors: black, green, burgundy, red, navy or purple
$11.99 $7.99
More Colors Available
  • Convert lead ropes or lunge lines into training aids
  • Ideal when more control or leverage is necessary
  • Triangular end with heavy duty brass trigger snap
  • Solid brass will resist rust and corrosion
  • Length: 24" or 30"
  • Width: 1/2"
$28.99 - $39.99
$19.99 - $24.99
Dura-Tech® Easy-Tie Braided Lead Rope
This is a unique lead that lets you tie your performance horse to arena rails while waiting for the next go around. The lead is 9’ long and has a ring on the tail end so when the lead is wrapped around a gate panel or arena rail, the tail end doubles back and attaches to the brass snap already attached to the halter. The length can vary as to how many times the lead is wrapped around a rail. Perfect for cutters, reiners, cow sorting, obstacle challenges and ranch classes. This is a nice lead that will match nylon halters, making it perfect for home use or trailering to shows.

Features include:

  • Great for cutters, reiners, cow sorting and ranch riders
  • Lead is made of soft, tightly braided polypropylene
  • Brass plated snap and brass ring on the tail end
  • 9’ long x 5/8” diameter
  • Colors: Black, Brown, Navy
$28.99 $19.99
  • Soft “no burn” cotton ensures comfortable grip
  • Ideal for ground work or halter breaking/training
  • 7/8” diameter x 15’ long
  • Brass plated snap
  • Black only
$25.99 $17.99
Premier Leather Lead with Brass Chain
  • Beautifully tanned, hand rubbed and stained leather
  • Super supple and pliable and easy to work with
  • Matches all of the leather stable halters
  • Measures 1”W x 6’ long with brass plated chain
  • Chain lengths:  24”
  • Havana only
For even higher quality, upgrade to the Billy Royal® version!
$44.99 $29.99
  • Beautifully tanned, hand rubbed and stained leather
  • Adds leverage for controlling stallions or tougher horses
  • Supple leather for ultimate durability
  • Matches all Billy Royal leather stable halters
  • 1” wide x 6’ long with solid brass chain
  • 2 chain lengths:  24 in. or 30” in.
  • Color:  Havana
$59.99 - $64.99
$39.99 - $44.99
  • Durable single ply flat nylon
  • Ideal for added control on leading stronger horses
  • 1” wide nylon x 8’ long
  • 24” brass plated chain
  • Colors:  Black, burgundy, green, navy or red
$15.99 $10.99
More Colors Available
This 4’ lead allows for better control and feel of horses while leading to and from pastures or working with minis/ponies by eliminating bulk and keeping one hand free.  The soft cotton construction is so soft in the hand and prevents burns and abrasions.
Features include:

  • Soft cotton is comfortable in the hand and prevents burn and abrasions
  • Easy to grip ¾” diameter rope
  • Heavy duty brass plated snap for outstanding durability
  • Colors:  Navy or Black
  • Length:  4’ long
$8.99 $5.99
More Colors Available
  • Pima cotton is long known for exceptional strength and softness
  • 100% tightly braided pima cotton has an incredible in hand feel
  • Durable all around lead is easy to work with and is an ideal weight
  • 5/8” diameter x 10’ long with heavy duty brass snap
  • Latigo leather tie is braided into the end
  • Color:  Natural
$15.99 $10.99
This top-quality 6' leather lead pairs beautifully with show or stable halters for everyday use, with a 30" chain for extra control when needed. Handcrafted in the USA with the finest leather and nicely finished with a solid brass chain for exceptional durability.

Matches the Walsh™ Signature Padded Leather Halter and the Walsh™ British Triple Stitched Leather Halter.

Features include:
  • Crafted from top notch 1" leather, hand rubbed and oiled to maximize suppleness
  • Heavy duty 30" solid brass chain for strength and durability
  • Color: Havana
  • 1" wide x 6' long

For an even better value, check out the Billy Royal® 6' Leather Lead with Brass Chain
$64.99 $44.99
Joseph Sterling® Fancy Stitch Memory Foam Leather Lead 6'

This fancy stitched, English Sedgwick Leather Lead features 8mm memory foam interior lining where your hand rests for optimum comfort while leading your horse.

$79.99 $54.99

Our premium lead ropes and lead shanks come from highly regarded brands like Dura-Tech®, Billy Royal® and Joseph Sterling. Choose from hand braided cotton lead rope, braided nylon lead ropes or leather horse lead with rugged hardware. We also have heavy-duty brass and chrome chains.

Hand Braided Cotton Lead Ropes

We have braided cotton lead rope from Dura-Tech. They’re extremely durable, yet soft and comfortable to handle. This cotton rope prevents abrasions and burns, and it’s available in various colors and lengths, with brass plated bolt snaps. For an even more comfortable lead to hold, there’s the flat cushion lead rope. We also offer lead rope in tightly braided Pima cotton, a material that’s especially durable and soft.

Braided Nylon Lead Ropes

Our braided nylon lead ropes are made from a nylon and polypropylene blend that’s durable and rot resistant. These ropes and leads are outfitted with heavy-duty brass plated snaps and chains. The nylon and chain lead is recommended for controlling stronger horses. Various sizes and colors are available.

Leather Horse Lead Rope

The leather horse leads from Billy Royal, Walsh™, Premier and Joseph Sterling are both practical and elegant. Handcrafted from the finest quality leather these leather leads have been hand rubbed, oiled and finished with either a chrome plated or solid brass chain. Certain models are designed to add leverage for controlling more difficult horses or stallions. The Joseph Sterling Aachen dressage lead is designed to match the Aachen dressage halter.

You’ll also discover heavy-duty brass and chrome chains that can be added to standard lead ropes. These are great for schooling leads and lunge lines, and can be used when you need more control.