09-22-2010, 12:01 PM
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I have cross ties in my barn because I loved them but I've gotten to where I don't use them because I'm afraid they'll get freaked or mad and break them and then have them come back and pop them in the head.
I would tie your horse (not in the cross-ties but just tied to a post) to see if he sits back on that. If he does, I'd put him in a cowboy halter and leave him tied to the thinking post for a half hour or so each day. I'd stay where I could see him and have the rope tied properly so you can quickly release it if need be, and I'd keep a knife handy in case there came a need to free him but over all in my experience, they don't sit back on a cowboy halter for more than a moment and then they learn quick...