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    02-05-2011, 11:35 AM
  #1
Foal
Quick release knots

It just completely baffles me. I'm doing a stable management course so I would like to know how it's done. My instructor's helper showed me once before but I just can't grasp it.

Also, when you've finished grooming a horse (we have to use a halter and leadrope in the horse's stable, we don't have crossties), what's a good way of storing the leadrope? I saw this girl do a really clever method of kinda plaiting the leadrope. That kind of input please.

Thank you.
     
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    02-05-2011, 11:43 AM
  #2
Trained
I generally tie like this. Put the loose end around a pole, and make an "A" like this;



Put your hand through the loop of the "A" and grab the loose end, pulling it through, and making sure you leave a tail.

Hope that makes sense!
     
    02-05-2011, 11:46 AM
  #3
Foal
Wait, is the loose end where the tips of your fingers are or the loose end hanging down? :S
     
    02-05-2011, 11:51 AM
  #4
Trained
In black letters at the bottom, it says "horse end."

The plaiting thing you mentioned, I will try to explain. Fold the lead rope and put the "loop" around the pole. Then, just like the other one, reach through the loop and pull the loose end through, making another loop. You just continue until you run out of the loose end. Again, make sure you leave the tag to pull.

I'd practice without the horse first. If you can find someone to show you, that will be better. Good luck!
     
    02-05-2011, 12:20 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Couldn't you use a quick release tie down? As for the knot, you can search Youtube. There are a lot on there but here's one that shows pretty good:
I like to do them a little differently. I make one big loop and put the loop around what they are getting tied to. Then I make a quick release knot around the rope going to the horse. That way when you undo the knot, everything comes completely undone and the rope isn't around what you tied them to. Kind of like in this vid:
For the excess rope, you just make another loop and put it through the loop of the knot and keep repeating putting the next loop through the previous one. That way when you need to undo it all, all you have to do is pull the end of the lead rope.
     
    02-05-2011, 01:30 PM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by SBSB    
It just completely baffles me. I'm doing a stable management course so I would like to know how it's done. My instructor's helper showed me once before but I just can't grasp it.

Also, when you've finished grooming a horse (we have to use a halter and leadrope in the horse's stable, we don't have crossties), what's a good way of storing the leadrope? I saw this girl do a really clever method of kinda plaiting the leadrope. That kind of input please.

Thank you.
Keep in mind that smart horses can easy undo a basic quick release knot. It is then best to loop it back a few times to help prevent the horse untying itself.
     
    02-05-2011, 01:33 PM
  #7
Trained
Very true. My little one untied herself all the time. =P
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    02-05-2011, 03:55 PM
  #8
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by riccil0ve    
Very true. My little one untied herself all the time. =P
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Totally.
There is never a knot that Fiyaero does not untie.
So thankfully, she is being taught to ground tie and has it down very well! She's actually respectful of it!
     
    02-05-2011, 04:07 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fiyaero    
Keep in mind that smart horses can easy undo a basic quick release knot. It is then best to loop it back a few times to help prevent the horse untying itself.
Yup! My QH very proudly unties herself and then stands there waiting for you to notice. I can't use a lead rope to tie her in the trailer, she'll have it undone before you even get the trailer door shut.
     

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