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    02-28-2012, 01:30 AM
Green Broke
Slant load and I tie.

Gave my old QH something to do during the ride after hoovering down her hay (she would stand happily untie herself and be VERY proud when you opened the trailer door).

My 5yr old gets a quick release tie because if he knows he's tied, he'll just stand there and behave. If he thinks he's loose, he occupies himself by doing stupid things like seeing if he can leave via the barred window, or duck under the dividers or heaven only knows what else.... too dang curious for his own good!
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    02-28-2012, 08:36 AM
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Depends. If I'm hauling my current gelding in my two horse straight load, I tie with a quick release or use a trailer tie and he wears a break away halter. He is used to a different kind of trailer and will try to turn around even though I have a full divider. Time should cure that.

I am never surprised when trailers come unhitched during accidents or unusual driving extremes. The torque generated during thses times can cause quite a variety of interesting things to happen.
    02-28-2012, 12:24 PM
Another vote for depends. I have 2horse slant (divider is removed). I don't tie my qh, so she usually rides facing the rear. We did try tieing her couple times, and she starts to bang in wall non-stop. With my paint I tie her by driver side: otherwise she just spins in circles inside the trailer (been there tried that).
    02-28-2012, 05:35 PM
I use a trailer tie bungee clipped on to a loop of twine, I have a 2 horse straight load. This way they don't bite eachother and steal eachothers hay and if an accident were to happen their tie would easily break.
    02-28-2012, 08:02 PM
Green Broke
I have a 2h straight load, no manger and like Sorrel, my mare likes to duck her head under the divider looking for the "best hay" that of course has dropped to her feet, then panicks once she goes to lift her head up and finds a chest bar pinning her head down! So I always tie with her, but I use one of those velcro safety trailer ties so if something were ever to happen it would release rather than snap back and hit her in the face like the bungees can do.
    03-02-2012, 08:42 AM
Quick release in the gooseneck. The previous owner from who I just bought my bumper from left quick release straps in the trailer, little perk less money to have to buy new ones. I guess if you are in an accident, it would depend on the type of accident whether or not tying or being untied would be in the horses best interest.
    03-02-2012, 08:50 AM
Green Broke
I tie, but always after the butt bumper is up and the ramp is up/top door is closed.

And I will ONLY tie with these:

None Tie-Safe Trailer Tie - Stable Supplies from Equus Now!

It has extremely strong velcro that breaks when extreme pressure is put on it (a horse falling or panicking). It has saved my horse and my halters many times!
    03-02-2012, 10:00 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by eventerdrew    
I tie, but always after the butt bumper is up and the ramp is up/top door is closed.

And I will ONLY tie with these:

None Tie-Safe Trailer Tie - Stable Supplies from Equus Now!

It has extremely strong velcro that breaks when extreme pressure is put on it (a horse falling or panicking). It has saved my horse and my halters many times!
Yep these are the ones I have that I was referring to!
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    03-04-2012, 07:20 PM
I have a 2 horse bumper pull and I always tie with a quick release trailer tie or quick release knot. The trailer I just bought came with quick release trailer ties, but they are kind of rusty so I think I will look into your suggestion eventerdrew
    03-04-2012, 08:01 PM
Green Broke
I have a straight load two horse. I tie.

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