Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
What exactly do you need help with?
Tongue ties are frequently used in the Standardbred industry, but I have never seen a horse bleed from it.
I would guess that the horse bit her tongue somehow, because the tongue tie doesn't go at the front of the mouth, it goes at the back, where the bit is.
It sounds like this horse is very busy with their tongue, hence the tie and figure 8. Much safer to tie their tongue then risk the horse getting it over the bit, and having a run away horse situation.
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