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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

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
  • 2 chain lengths:  24” or 30”
  • Havana only
For even higher quality, upgrade to the Billy Royal® version!
$34.99 - $37.99
$24.99 - $27.99
  • 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
$49.99 - $54.99
$39.99 - $44.99
  • 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
$19.99 $14.99
  • 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
$13.99 $10.99
More Colors Available
Joseph Sterling Aachen Dressage Lead
$72.99 $49.99
  • Add a chain easily to any standard lead rope
  • Perfect for lunge lines and schooling leads
  • For use when more control is necessary
  • Triangular end with heavy duty brass plated swivel snap
  • Length: 30"
  • Width: 1/2"
  • Also available in 24" length: 02524
Heavy Duty Brass Plated Chain - 24"
  • Add a chain easily to any standard lead rope
  • Perfect for lunge lines and schooling leads
  • For use when more control is necessary
  • Triangular end with heavy duty brass plated snap
  • Length: 24"
  • Width: 1/2"
  • Also available in 30" length: 02525
$8.99 $7.99
Heavy Duty Chrome Plated Chain
  • Easily convert any standard lead rope into a shank 
  • Ideal for schooling or when more control is necessary
  • Triangular end with heavy duty chrome plated swivel snap
  • Length: 24" or 30"
  • Width: 1/2"
$8.99 - $9.99
  • 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"
$15.99 - $19.99

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.