Cross ties or quick release? - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 25 Old 10-16-2010, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Cross ties or quick release?

What do you perfer and why?

My friend says Cross ties are dangerous because they can break there necks.
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post #2 of 25 Old 10-16-2010, 05:55 PM
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Cross ties

The cross ties where I board are attached to the tie rings with baling twine. The baling twine will break long before the horse breaks it's neck.

My horse can untie quick release knots, so it's pointless to use those with her.
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post #3 of 25 Old 10-16-2010, 05:56 PM
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Never heard that. All the cross-ties I've seen have quick-release snaps.
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post #4 of 25 Old 10-16-2010, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I know but she thinks its dangerous evadentally all the barns in her area have banned them.
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post #5 of 25 Old 10-16-2010, 06:30 PM
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Cross Ties WITH quick release snaps

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post #6 of 25 Old 10-16-2010, 06:44 PM
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In most cases, the crossties will break long before the neck does. I use crossties, with quick release snaps on both ends and baling twine.
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both! If im in the isle way of the barn, cross ties (with quick release buckles)... at the trailer, in the stall, ect... quick release knot
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post #8 of 25 Old 10-16-2010, 06:48 PM
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Both, as I think all horses should know how to tie and crosstie, but most of the time I ground tie. No worried there!

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post #9 of 25 Old 10-16-2010, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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See the cross ties are made like that arent they most are made to be pull release knots?
Like the ones I see in Dover Saddlery?
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post #10 of 25 Old 10-16-2010, 07:53 PM
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Cross ties should be solidly attached to a solid post that is anchored properly in the ground and made of a sturdy rope....and have quick release snaps to fasten to the halter.

I think there is more danger in having someone who doesnt know how to properly tie a quick release knot, then in having cross ties.

Either way, if a horse panics, the halter or rope will break in almost all cases before the horse breaks their neck.

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