I bought one of these lead ropes about 3 years ago for my long yearling stud colt. It quickly became my favorite lead rope! Never burns my hands (when training a young horse this helps), and it looks nice, holds up well and the clip is very well made. I’ve been replacing all my lead ropes with these. The flat style also works great for tying on a post and feels great in my hands. Cotton is the way to go! Love this lead rope!