These ropes are an absolute must ! I bought my first equipment over 20 years ago and still have that same equipment. It is used pretty much every single day. The quality is second to none and well worth the price. You may want more than one, if you have more than one horse and want one handy to get to if your barn is very big. The "feel" you get with this rope and snap makes a huge difference to your horse learning quickly in a kind manner. :)
Good hand, well manufactured and reliable.
I have been riding and packing horses in the backcountry of Colorado for over 40 years. I have used Parelli lead ropes almost exclusively for the past 20 years. They are a lead rope, tie up/down rope, training rope in all weather types. Especially valuable in very wet conditions as these ropes don't sop up water and retain their shapes even when below freezing. And as a tie up rope, when a set-back horse decides to do so, this is the only rope that does not break with our stout quarter and quarter-draft crosses. My family and I use them with our saddle and pack horses every time we ride. Which is late spring to early winter around Gunnison, CO.
This is a well made rope. I wanted the shorter rope for playing stick to me with my horses, so I don't have to coil my longer rope up so much to do it.