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post #1 of 7 Old 02-01-2012, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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How to figure 8 knot a bridle?

At the barn I ride, I don't own a horse by the way so I ride... but I haven't been in some time and wasnt getting the hang of how to do it. You figure 8 knot it some how. Does anyone have a diagram or know how to do this???




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post #2 of 7 Old 02-01-2012, 04:30 PM
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You mean for hanging the bridle up right?

This is from practical horseman:
  1. Hang the bridle by the crownpiece on a hook.
  2. Put the buckle of the reins on top of the crownpiece.
  3. Take the throat latch and wrap it counterclockwise around the bridle and reins one and a half times and slip the end through the keepers. (Don't buckle it.)
  4. Take the noseband and wrap it once around the bridle and fasten it in the front by slipping the end through the keepers.
I do it a little differently, but I'll try to take some pictures to illustrate that when I go out to the barn tonight.
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I think that's how you do it, thanks. And yah to hang it on a hook.



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Ink, I'd love to see a picture. This sounds like way too much effort and I'm trying to figure out why bother. I just hang mine up by the crown pieces and loop the reins over.
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Oh, and I have to say it: KNOT not NOT
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-02-2012, 08:28 AM
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Haha, It sounds complicated but it really only takes a couple extra minutes and I think it makes everything look nice and organized. I'm a total neat freak when it comes to the barn, but you'd never know it looking at me apartment .

Anway, sorry the pictures aren't the best. But what I do is loop the reins over the throat latch and wrap it around the bridle clockwise so the reins end up tucked away in the back. That's just how I was taught to do it. Hope that helps.
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Yup, definitely way too much effort for me, but I could see in a busy tack room how that would be a good method. Thanks for the pics.
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