This is a great lunge line. I have had it for over a year now. My horse is a big boy 17.2 hh. And I lunge him almost everyday. I have not had any trouble with it. I have used the barns line a few times but it's not the same don't like it I love this lunge like so much I am thinking about buying our stable one.
When it comes to purchasing a "lead rope" or a "lunge line" most would agree that the product consists of a rope of some sort (i.e. nylon, cotton, leather or similar material) that is attached (i.e. SEWN ON) to a snap (typically metal). WHAT GOOD IS THIS PRODUCT WHEN YOU NEED TO GO TO THE TAILOR TO GET THE PRODUCT YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE BUYING!?! In other words, despite the excellent quality, Gatsby is selling you a line PLUS a snap that is NOT attached to the line (I guess they expect you to TIE it on OR go to the tailor if you cannot sew it on yourself)??? Tying it might work great if you have a DOG that doesn't pull but this product is INTENDED for horses and TYING the rope on to the snap is an accident waiting to happen... in fact, if I knew this is what I was getting, I would never had purchased and instead simply tied my broken one from the early 1990s (that had JUST broke) through the metal snap.
We got this for long line training with our 70 pound dog. It’s soft, sturdy, and feels good in the hand. The blue color is bright without being obnoxious, it’s nice. I also ride horses and it would be just fine for lunging.