10-03-2012, 12:26 AM
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I do it...
If I cross tie Drifter I loop the lead rope around his neck and just attach the clips of the cross ties to one strand of his rope halter on each side. Granted, if he were to sit back, our cross ties our attached with hay string so they break pretty easy which I prefer. I actually had Drifter tied with a quick release a few weeks ago to a hitching post and for some reason he lost his mind. Spooked majorly bad at something, still to this day do not know what set him off. He ties like a trooper but he absolutely lost his mind at that moment when he pulled back (which he usually never does) At the end of it, he had quite a few burns on his face from his rope halter. No one could get close enough to undo the quick release knot, it was terrifying. If he had been in the cross ties, the ties would have snapped and he probably would not have entered into blind panic mode.
So I think it is just one of those things.