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Brute Ropes Available at Al-Bar Ranch

We are proud to announce Al-Bar Ranch now carries Brute Ropes!

Brute Ropes Display

What are Brute Ropes you ask?

Brute Ropes are “professional grade training ropes” designed and manufactured by Paul Lynch. Brute Ropes differ from your standard lead and lunge line as they are made from polyester rather than nylon. This difference allows the rope to not “bite” as it slides through your hand when training your horse.

Secondly, Brute Ropes use a hollow braid.  The hollow braid keeps the ropes from “locking up” by allowing a slight give when your horse pulls back. Even if the rope were to “lock up” it is unlikely to break as the 1/2″ diameter rope has an 8000lb test weight.

And the most impressive features of the ropes are it’s lightweight nature and the “action”. What I mean by “action” can be noticed the most with the lunge line. A light flick of the wrist and the Brute Rope lunge line will create motion all the way to the horse allowing for easy cues and instructions.

What kind of ropes are available?

We have several options available. We have the traditional Brute Rope leads (1/2″ rope and trigger snap) as well as their Big Brute lead (heavier 5/8″ rope and bull snap).

Also available is their 3/8″ 20ft lunge line and their 1/2″ 25ft lunge line. We believe you’ll see a huge difference between this lunge line compared to traditional nylon and cotton lunge lines. As mentioned earlier, the cues you give your horse when lunging with these lines will quickly get you the responses you want.

You’ll be able to see and feel the lightweight and softness of the roping and split reins. Several options in trailer ties, both long and short, are available. Finally you’ll be able to check out Brute Ropes portable cross ties which can be utilized just about anywhere.

We’d love to talk with you about Brute Ropes and even give you a quick demonstration next time you’re in the store.

Used Western and English Tack

As many of you already know we carry a variety New of Western and English tack and apparel, but did you know we also have a used tack and apparel department?

Al-Bar Used Section

If you’re just starting out with horses then you know it can be expensive to get everything you need. Our used section helps offset some of these costs by providing quality items at a fraction of the cost. Whether it’s your first year showing or you’re a seasoned veteran looking to save, you’ll find a good selection of unique western show apparel and tailored hunt coats and shirts.

Like many second hand shops it pays to check back often, as our stock changes often throughout the spring and summer months when people are looking to get ready for the summer 4-H season.

Along with the apparel, you will find a wall full of Western and English saddles and a small section of headstalls, reins, bits, and other tack. We do keep all of the used western saddles and used English saddles online on our website and update it quickly when new saddles arrive.

So stop by and see what treasures reside in back, and who knows maybe you’ll find the very outfit or piece of tack you’ve been searching for. Check back soon for more information on how to put items in our consignment section.

Deal of the Day

Tough 1 Easy Breathe Poly/Nylon Grazing Muzzle 52-966H

Was $33.95        Today $28.95

Poly/nylon web halter/muzzle all in one combination for controlling over eating by limiting intake through the small opening at the bottom of the muzzle. Large holes in front for easy breathing. Adjustable nylon halter with throat snap and ring for leading. Black.