Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: ontario, canada
• Horses: 0
I'm not Kevin but I would tie the horse properly and let him work it out.
My first preference, one that no horse can break or hurt themselves is a high line.
I have a 3/4 inch rope that can have a loop knotted in the middle and then tie between 2 strong but flexable tree limbs. The rope strung tightly about 8 feet off the ground and tied fast at each end to a good tree branch or young tree offers flex and no chance to the horse to become entangled.
I ONLY use KNECK ropes for the tie with the lead passing through a halter. a good big soft kneck rope tied to the centre loop about an arms length long and let the horse go for it. He can throw himself, sit back or anything else and he can not do damage.
Next is a truck inner tube looped around a stought tree branch or tree and the neck rope tied to that weither height and arms length but the horse could hit the tree so it is my second choice.
3rd is a good ring anchored to the side of the barn to a good post with proper lags and tie to that, wither height and arms length.
Every time you tie the horse, make it with a neck rope and something solid. this is forever or until the horse over a long times shows he will not fight.
On the side of a trailer I have unbreakable loops welded to the frame and again the horse gets a neck rope. I have seen a bad horse slide the corner of the trailer but it stayed tied .
Never set them up to win.
YOu want to be really safe, teach the horse to hobble, I teach front and back and it takes 5 minutes a day for 3 days and if the horse has a brain it will hobble without a fuss
Neck ropes are not popular on this forum but where I live, in amish country every horse is tied by them. I can see a 100 horses tied sunday morning outside a church and every single one wears a neck rope.
Last edited by RiosDad; 12-09-2009 at 11:26 AM.