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post #1 of 10 Old 04-18-2011, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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How do i teach a horse to tie up?

Ok so i have been riding gigi but she has always been saddled up with someone holding her leadrope. She has NEVER been tied up as the was going to be a racehorse but that never eventuated. So Im wondering what is the best method of teacher her to tie up to something instead of being held by a person.

Someone told me that really the only way is to tie them up to something really really sturdy and just leave them for a bit to carry on and do what they want. Isn't that a little dangerous? and what is a safer way of teaching her to tie up?
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post #2 of 10 Old 04-19-2011, 12:21 AM
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You're right, it absolutely is dangerous, and stupid besides. Yet people still persist in doing it....

I'm a big advocate of Blocker tie rings. I imagine if you Google it you can find quite a bit of info and maybe even some videos to show how they work. They teach a horse to stay put without scaring him and making him feel trapped.
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You're right, it absolutely is dangerous, and stupid besides. Yet people still persist in doing it....

I'm a big advocate of Blocker tie rings. I imagine if you Google it you can find quite a bit of info and maybe even some videos to show how they work. They teach a horse to stay put without scaring him and making him feel trapped.

Thanks for that i really think that would be a good idea! cheers :)
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I have always looped my lead rope threw/around what I will eventually want to tie to and hold the other end. When they pulled back I would hold a brief second and then let it slip threw and let them step back and then praise and give a nice neck rub. I would just ignore the whole "Omg my head is tied to this thing, must run!", never tell them no or try and calm them when they paniced. Every time I would release it seemed to break the cycle of panic to where when they would begin to pull back they would step forward away from the pressure on their own breaking their own cycle of panic.

It really only took a few times and none of them ever got hurt. Most important thing for me was to find something they wouldn't stick a leg threw during the process.

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Im watching an episode on RFDTV rite now about horses being tied up!!! They say many horses hurt themselves and even die from being tied up and trying to pull away! If they talk about alternatives I will be sure and post what they say..
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Tie ring

They a tie ring you can buy that can help with tying them up. You can use it anywhere and basically when u tie them up with the tie ring, when they pull back, the lead rope gives so they can back up.. Its when they pull away and cant move that puts a horse in "panic" mode.. When using the tie ring, as soon as they pull away, the rope extends which relieves the horses need to pull back and avoids the "panic" mode.
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I am pretty sure thats what bubba13 mentioned :) It looks pretty neat!

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It's called a blocker tie ring or when Clinton Anderson is endorsing it, it's called an Aussie tie ring II. You can goodle Blocker tie ring or go to downunderhorsemanship.com to purchase one. I was watching the same thing as Whiteknite. It looks like it would be a really safe way to teach your horse to tie safely and quietly. Good luck!
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post #9 of 10 Old 04-19-2011, 07:19 PM
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There is another thread you many want to look at:
How do you teach a horse to stand tied?
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*Helpful Hint*: Look in the archives for your question having been asked before, before posting a new thread on it.
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