Ok. Would you mind sharing how you tie the knot? It is too hard/would it take too long to take it off if I was in the middle of a lesson? I remember a long time ago hearing about all the advantages of no hardware. Like when you flip the rope and the buckle hits the horse in the chin. I guess I just forgot about that option. I suppose you could take a rope with an eye splice and just slip the eye through the halter and then the end of the rope through the eye, does that make sense? What knot do you use?