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Why We Love This

This Heavy Cotton Lead won't wimp out on you, and will last for ages!

Favorite Features
  • 100% cotton heavy duty cotton
  • Brass bolt snap
Key Specifications
  • Material: Cotton
  • Breakaway: No
  • Metal Type: Brass
  • Customizable: No


3/4" x 9' long
What Customers Say:


Material Cotton
Breakaway No
Metal Type Brass
Width 3/4"
Customizable No
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    Heavy Cotton Lead is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 149.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice length and love the soft cotton feel I didn't really need a new halter or lead rope, but my horse and I are getting older and it felt like time to splurge! Got the halter elsewhere but needed a lead rope to match. My handsome palomino Lusitano looks quite handsome in his new brown & green halter and green lead rope. It's hard to find lead ropes with brass hardware!
    Date published: 2016-06-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from For the price it's great I bought this to use for Shows and away from home trips. So far it is holding up fine and the rope has a good weight to it. Since I don't use it everyday we will see how long it will hold up.
    Date published: 2016-06-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good lead rope. This rope seems well made. I am happy with the purchase.
    Date published: 2016-06-20
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Heavy cotton lead Poorly made. There was no care in making this lead rope. I would have thought Smart Pak would never sell something this so. Low grade.
    Date published: 2016-05-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good quality. Good length and diameter.
    Date published: 2016-04-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty nice Overall, a nice product. The rope and snap are good quality but the second time I used it had to grab it suddenly (because my horse was spooking) and the wrapping that holds the rope to the snap all pulled off way too easily. I can fix it but it is aggravating.
    Date published: 2016-03-25
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not the same lead and a safety risk. Customer service says Smartpak has changed the manufacturer for this lead. Previous orders of this exact lead from Smartpak resulted in amazing, attractive, tightly-constructed leads that hold up well and I feel safe using for my horse. I will not use this latest one sent. This lead's braiding is so loosely constructed around the bolt that I do not trust its integrity and will not risk my horse. Plus it's an unattractive, bulky jumble around the bolt. Customer service claims it's not defective and this is the intended design from the new manufacturer. Despite the "free returns" graphic being displayed within this item's description, the rep insisted that the defective-in-our-opinion lead could only be returned if I paid for shipping back. Eventually, after much frustration, we were finally allowed a begrudging "one time exception" to send back this very poorly-constructed item.
    Date published: 2016-03-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product for price! This heavy cotton lead is great for the low price! Exactly what it says it is, no more and no less. Clip is sturdy and reliable.
    Date published: 2016-02-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from work like it should Been using for a month, no problems. Comfortable grip.
    Date published: 2016-01-11
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from This is my second one. Unfortunately the hardware continues to break.
    Date published: 2015-12-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Cotton Lead I bought this lead to go with my leather halter and they look awesome together. I bought the blue color. The snap seems durable and the lead is nice and long. I switched over to cotton after my horse that I've had for 7 years randomly pulled on day and his nylon lead tore up my hand. I'll continue to buy these cotton leads. I only wish they came in a thicker size so they were a little more durable, but for the price you cant beat it.
    Date published: 2015-12-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cotton Lead Nice everyday lead rope. Cotton gives good gripe. Not as sturdy as more heavy duty leads
    Date published: 2015-11-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these lead ropes. Never have problems when ordering,delivery is always timely
    Date published: 2015-10-29
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor Quality Control I couldn't use this lead because the clip, snap, whatever you want to call it was junk. The parts did not line up. The top curved part and the lower movable part don't line up. I'm returning it for an exchange hoping I will get something better next time. Soft in hand, finishing of end and clip end could be better. If they are all like this I can not recommend. We'll see what comes next.
    Date published: 2015-10-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just okay Some of the threading was coming undone by the time I got to my house .
    Date published: 2015-09-29
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very poor construction I was very dissatisfied with the quality of this lead. The ends were poorly finished and unraveling. I would have immediately returned it, but found myself needing to use it ectedly. To use only once, I had to duct tape the area near the fastener as well as the end of the rope. After first and only use, I tossed it
    Date published: 2015-09-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice quality lead for the price. I bought this lead to have a nicer quality lead and was not disappointed. It's long enough and heavy enough without being too heavy or long.
    Date published: 2015-08-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good hook So far so good, I have only been using them for a week or so.
    Date published: 2015-07-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Quality and Value for the Price This is a good quality cotton lead rope with sturdy hardware. I wish the lead rope were a little bit thicker, though. Great value for the price.
    Date published: 2015-05-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heavy duty Nice heavy duty lead. I would have given it 5 stars if the ends of the lead, at the clamp and at the end, did not come frayed. The extra threads were not woven back in but left hanging. I had to take black yarn (matching) and encircle all the ends to clean up the look of the lead.
    Date published: 2015-05-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice! Bought two as spare leads. Nice heavy rope material.
    Date published: 2015-04-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good with a minor problem The quality of this lead rope is excellent as it stood up to my horse's chewing and being outdoors. The hardware did not rust or turn an funky color, despite it being brass plated. In fact, it held up as well as my all brass triple-stitched Smarpak halter (another quality item). I bought another as a backup because my horse likes to chew on lead ropes (ugh). The only problem was that I bought black (green last time) and the black had this weird green stitching running through it. If it were in a specific pattern I would've kept it since those are his colors anyways, but it was uneven and like green thread got in accidentally so I exchanged it. On the plus side, Smartpak, awesome as always, exchanged it very quickly which was great since I am moving tomorrow!
    Date published: 2015-04-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Perfect heavy long cotton lead. Only wish it came with stainless clip
    Date published: 2015-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best rope ever This is a great lead rope. It's not slippery, and the snap is heavy duty enough to stand up to daily use. Some snaps are not well made, so they catch-- especially bad when you are trying to turn horses out! Plus this one is long enough to be able to put it through the bit and run it over the head, and STILL have room to get out of the way of a frisky horse!
    Date published: 2015-03-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy & heavy weight A good quality, solid & heavy brass clasp with a nice long, sturdy lead.
    Date published: 2015-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended lead rope The best and safest lead rope! Well made and a nice length. I got black so it does show dirt.
    Date published: 2015-02-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice feel. heavy duty harware Love these ropes. Soft in the hand since they are cotton. Heavy enough to "feel" the horse at the end. Only drawback is that they are a bit too thick for blocker tie rings if you use those. Heavy duty hardware. Cotton doesn't disintegrate over time like the poly ropes do.
    Date published: 2015-01-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from good product for the price
    Date published: 2015-01-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from
    Date published: 2014-10-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heavy duty brass snap with soft cotton rope. This lead rope is just the right length and the soft cotton rope is great for the handler. The nice brass, heavy duty snap is a reassuring quality.
    Date published: 2014-09-02
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