December 20, 2015

New Business Cards

I ordered new business cards this year.  I was coaxed into changing up the design of my previous cards.  I think it was a good decision to make.

The Front of New Cards

The Front of New Cards

The Back of the New Cards

The Back of the New Cards

December 1, 2014

Christmas Lead Ropes

I recently received a phone call placing an order for three lead ropes. A group of students decided they would like to put their funds together and get their instructor lead ropes for her personal horses this Christmas. They chose special colors to go with each horse. How thoughtful! I think this instructor is very well liked and admired by her students!

June 5, 2014

Hand Braided Lead Ropes

How exciting! A group of my hand braided lead ropes are on their way to the horse expo in Sacramento, CA. If you happen to be attending the expo, you can find the ropes in the LMF booth. Thank you Vern for taking them with you!

Lead Ropes Braided

Braided, Snap Attached and Ready to Lead Your Horse!


January 9, 2014

Inspiration for Youth, or All of Us?

There once was a Dutch immigrant during the Second World War. He came to America with his wife and very little money. His skill set: horses.  His name is Harry de Leyer.  For many years Harry worked as an instructor and trainer for a prominent girls school in New York.  He happened upon a horse while looking for a prospect for the school.  The horse was heavy boned, very thin and unhealthy and happened to be on a meat wagon headed for slaughter.  Harry bought the horse for $80.  With years of training, this horse Snowman and Harry, won several National Jumping titles.  The following paragraph is a quote from Harry during an interview.

“If you work hard and believe in yourself you can make your own luck.  When I went through Ellis Island and landed in Hoboken I wasn’t sure what the future held, but I knew that I was willing to do what I needed to get ahead.  I did not expect to be able to work with horses, but just by doing what I loved I was able to find a way to succeed and work in a job that I loved.  But for young people just starting out, its important to remember that there is a lot of hard work doing things that are not very glamorous or interesting before you ever get near a spotlight.  Still, if you do each task right everyday, even the humble jobs, you will make steady progress toward your goals.  When times are tough, its easy to get discouraged, but if you imagine what you want and keep going after it you will be amazed at what you can achieve.”

Harry de Leyer, The Flying Dutchman, the Galloping Grandfather

You can enjoy the story of Harry and Snowman by reading for yourself Snowman, the Eighty Dollar Champion.  It’s an inspiring story!

July 16, 2013

Special Order for a Special Pair

I am shipping off a special order lead rope to a special horse and rider! Danielle Vitosh is the recipient, thanks to a loving Mom, Christine. Danielle recently purchased a warmblood named Jaegermeister. He is named after a German liquor and their colors are green with a hint of orange. Danielle is a dressage trainer in Georgia who anticipates earning her gold medal on Jaegermeister. 

Christine began a search to find just the right colored lead rope for her daughter and came upon my website.  We began a line of communication determining colors and design.  Here is the finished product! 

Hand Made Lead Rope by In Motion Sport Horses

Orange and Kelly Green Rope

Here’s wishing Danielle and Jaegermeister all the best on the road to earning a gold medal together!

October 14, 2012


Please use the form below to mail me your color selection!
Don’t forget this is a great gift for a horse lover!
Features of the ropes:
  • Comes in your stable or favorite colors!
  • Loop end for snap connection, making snap replacement a breeze
  • Washes up to look like new in a conventional washer.  Just remove snap, wash and hang to dry.
Options for the ropes:
  • Choose one or two colors
  • Choose braid style:  straight (like the green/yellow or pink/brown ropes) diagonal (like the black and orange rope)

Approximately 7 Foot Rope – $28.00 – shipping included

Approximately 10 Foot Rope – $32.00 –  shipping included

(I accept checks or money orders and will send you a “mail to” address)

If you are in the Salem area, check out and find Whoa!horse boutique in the Salem area to purchase my handmade lead ropes. Whoa!horseboutique recently moved to Copper Creek Mercantile, located upstairs at 4415 River Road N Keizer, OR
Hours: Monday thru Saturday 8am to 6pm
Phone:  (503) 508-5811 for more information.


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