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    05-30-2013, 02:04 PM
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Foal
Bale twine breaking

Hiya, Arthur's learnt he can snap the bale twine I tie him to as well as one of those plastic things you put into a metal ring, is thee anything I can do to stop him doing this or how do I tie him up, I don't want to tie him directly to the ring or the fence etc because I'm scared hell spook and I won't be able to get to the safety knot
     
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    05-30-2013, 02:22 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Get a break away halter with a strong breakaway strap. It won't give when a horse is testing it, but it will if he does indeed freak out.

It also sounds like he needs some lessons on giving to pressure. If he has learned he can snap the string and get loose once he can't he may panic because he feels trapped.
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    05-30-2013, 02:35 PM
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Green Broke
Since Arthur has broken loose, whatever you decide to do will require more effort to stop this habit so be prepared to put in extra time or effort.

I think if you want to continue to tie him in a breakaway setup like you're using then you'll need to spend a lot of time just standing around in one place with him. You're doing this because he needs to learn that he is expected to stay in one place and that it is the norm in his life for this to happen.

MOST IMPORTANTLY he needs to give to the pressure applied by the halter whether it's being held by your hand or connected to a tie ring. You would use standard pressure and release techniques here to help him out.

The other thing, you may have to tie him a bit longer as well -- it's been my experience if you've got a horse used to staying put and you give them a bit more freedom of movement in their head and neck they don't go out of their way to break the tie.

Hope it works out for you.
     
    05-30-2013, 02:40 PM
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    05-30-2013, 03:06 PM
  #5
Foal
He's an angel when I'm leading him, it's just when he is tied he ignores te head collar, I would just let him wonder around, he is such a good horse and let's you catch him again and would just follow you about but he is a wee bit clumsy and I don't want a ton of horse on me!! Also I don't want him tripping up on his rope, and I do tie him long at the moment and he still does it! I need a new head collar anyway because I'm worried its too tight on his nose because he has a massive head :(
     
    05-30-2013, 03:10 PM
  #6
Showing
Does he appear to break loose after being scared by something or is it more of a "I'm tired of standing here, so I'm just not going to anymore" type thing?
     
    05-30-2013, 03:12 PM
  #7
Trained
I always thought these were another horse product gimmick, but they do indeed work for horses that pull back.
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    05-30-2013, 03:58 PM
  #8
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I use lead ropes and cross ties (and trailer ties) with the quick release clips on them that clip onto the tie ring rather than onto the halter/headcollar they wont come undone if the horse is putting pressure on them to get free but in a panic situation you can loose the horse without actually having to get by its head and risk getting caught underneath it or kicked
I also have breakaway headcollars - they would stand up to a lot more than baler twine I think but would give if the situation gets out of control and I have the Velcro breakaway on my cross ties
     
    05-30-2013, 04:13 PM
  #9
Foal
I can't cross tie Arthur, I fixed his fear of the lunge but cross ties are 1 step too far I feel (he came from gypsies who didn't treat him well :() and I will order them in a sec horses aren't cheep are they!!!! And he needs a new head collar as well but I am having one made by my friend who is like a leather worker thing because his nose it too big for a normal one hahahah
     
    05-30-2013, 05:33 PM
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My girls had never cross tied before we came to the US but we have a centre aisle set up for a our farrier and for clipping - they accepted it fine - not a great idea with a nervous horse though.
Since he came from gypsies especially you have no idea what they did to him so not worth the risk
Are you in the UK? If so Robinsons sell quick release extensions and Panic snaps that you could get attached to a normal lead rope and they're quite cheap really
I'm afraid horses are expensive animals!!!
     

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