Originally Posted by Wallee
I have a horse I am working atm that is in need of a tie down to keep her from rearing, or rather rearing as fast and to help keep her head down a bit till I can work through it. I have no intentions of keeping any of my horses in a tie down. Its a mechanical aid is all and wont be used long.
Who in the world told you to do that? It is 100% the wrong tool for the job. If you have a horse that rears, you don't need mechanical things to "fix" it, you need to find out why and address it through training.
Personally, with the fact that you don't know how or why a tie down is for or used, I think you are over your head with this horse and need some professional help.