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    10-03-2013, 02:36 PM
  #11
Yearling
My other concern with tying is if the trailer dumps or flips, the horse's head will be tied while its body is falling, which leaves a higher risk of a broken neck. (But this might just be an irrational fear of mine, too).

Too, it depends on how well your horses haul. If they've never done before you might not want to - I know when I first started trailering my mare she was nervous about it and if I tried to tie her she'd feel trapped and panic.

Really it all comes down to personal preference. Everyone has their reasons for tying (or not tying) and in some situations one may be better than the other. The only time I have tied is when I hauled both of my mares, who had never met each other. The filly was in the slant, and my dominant draft cross was in the box stall behind it. She kept putting her head over the slant and I was afraid she was going to start biting Yukon, who, in the slant, would have no way to defend herself or get away. So we had to tie Clem to the side... And I was panicking the whole way to the new stable
     
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    10-04-2013, 12:19 AM
  #12
Trained
I trailered my horse stock style for two years. Never tied. He always stood backwards leaving the barn and front facing coming home. Guess he thought he was a compass or homing pigeon. Anyway, he always seemed very relaxed when we got where we were going and I'm thinking he liked being able to stand in a way that suited him.
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    10-04-2013, 01:34 AM
  #13
Green Broke
I have a stock trailer configured as a 2 horse slant with tack room. Most of the time I'm just hauling my horse, and I leave the divider tied open and my horse loose. When I haul two horses and the divider is closed, I do tie my horse because there's a lot of space under the divider and I don't entirely trust my horse not to try crawling under it. If the divider went down further I'd leave him untied then, too.
     
    10-04-2013, 01:15 PM
  #14
Foal
I pull a stock trailer no dividers and I tie all 7 head. That way there is no stampede when I start unloading.
     
    10-08-2013, 09:25 AM
  #15
Weanling
Well we made it down to East TN with no issues, I did leave him untied and he was no worse for the wear. Still not likely to haul very far very often in the stock trailer, but now at least I know I can if I decide.

Jim
     
    10-08-2013, 10:24 AM
  #16
Trained
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Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
I trailered my horse stock style for two years. Never tied. He always stood backwards leaving the barn and front facing coming home. Guess he thought he was a compass or homing pigeon.
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Originally Posted by jimmyp    
Well we made it down to East TN with no issues, I did leave him untied and he was no worse for the wear. Still not likely to haul very far very often in the stock trailer, but now at least I know I can if I decide.

Jim
Glad it all went well.
     

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