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An Update in the Post, “What Do You Do With Miles of Baling Twine?”

In an earlier entry, on February 22, 09, I asked the question, “What do you do with miles of baling twine?” Then I gave suggestions and examples of what I do to recycle all this needless wasted twine.  The twine is very strong and mostly a manufactured synthetic raffia.  It comes in a variety of colors on the large round, 800 lb bales of hay.

https://allthingshorse.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/what-to-do-with-miles-of-baling-twine/

I have shown a halter that I made last year and a bitless bridle that I made this in the above link.   I’ve also made several horse lead ropes, winter blanket straps and a number of smaller useful straps and collars.

leash

I made a martingale dog leash for special dog training methods. The martingale is used in place of the chain collar for control and to make training to heel easier, more fun and less abusive for the dog, then using a training chain.

The leash began with baling twine. I cut it into 4 – 64 foot lengths and doubled each length.  I knotted the leash eight feet long.  I “sewed” a one foot handle on the end and a one foot martingale at the hook end. The hook is a regular stainless steel bolt snap with a round eye.  The overall finished length of the leash is approximately six feet.

Note: most baling twines ARE NOT biodegradable and many tons of it end up in landfill sites, each year. It will stay there many hundreds or even thousands of years.  This is one green method of recycling and re-using that which we already have.


This leash has been sold!

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March 11, 2009 - Posted by | tack | , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. […] am so in love with baling twine tack.  It doesn’t stretch, yet it is flexible enough for any type of equipment.  It is re-using […]

    Pingback by Horse Show Halter & Matching Lead Rope « All Things Horse | May 3, 2009

  2. […] twine products within my arsenal…. Added to the product of the halter and lead rope, the dog leash with a training martingale, the bitless bridle and the lead […]

    Pingback by Beaded, Macrame Brow Strap « All Things Horse | December 13, 2009

  3. […] baling twine products within my arsenal…. Added to the product of the halter and lead rope, the dog leash with a training martingale, the bitless bridle, the beaded bridle and the lead […]

    Pingback by What to do With Miles of Baling Twine « All Things Horse | December 2, 2010

  4. […] Installment #2 An Update in the Post, “What Do You Do With Miles of Baling Twine” […]

    Pingback by What to do With Miles and Miles of Baling Twine – installment #6 « All Things Horse | December 26, 2014


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