Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: In my own little world;)
I understand what you guys are saying...but I've worked with horses that were seriously injured while being worked in round pens. Does that mean we don't use them? Nope, we keep doing it. BUT we do everything we can to to make sure they stay as safe as possible.
What you can't see in the picture is me sitting on the panel before I tied her, that thing was in solid. And just as a precaution she was tied with a slip knot just in case. In the case of that particular picture, I trust that panel more than I would trust a hitching post. Which can be just as dangerous as a panel. But if you don't feel safe using panels to tie a horse than please don't, it makes sense based on your experiences.