Originally Posted by LopinSlow
Originally Posted by Abby
I think cross ties are an unnecessary form of restraint. You shouldn't need to cross tie your horse. If you do you might want to work on getting them to stand still while being tied. I taught my horse to ground tie, I drop the rope and I say "Hoe." Whenever he moved I'd back him to the spot and say "Hoe"
How is that so. Its just like someon holding your horse. A well behavedhorse should be able to stand in two ties...
I agree. My colts and foals from 6 months never have been cross-tied. It was not necessary nor for vaccinating, grooming, bathing or cutting their hooves.
And a bad behaved horse will not be better behaved by crosstying it.