Originally Posted by usandpets
I do something similar to that Cherie. The exception is I do it with my reins. I use split reins and tie a knot at the spot where they can't reach the ground if I put it over the horn. They learn quick to stop trying.
the reason it works is because of how the rope goes through the top rings on a halter or between the ropes of a rope halter, or (like I do) through the rings on a barcoo bridle. If it wasnt for that the horse could still get his head down, he'd just have to tuck his chin in to do it.
Originally Posted by verona1016
Is there a western equivalent to a grab strap?
run a sturdy dog collar or piece of rope through the gap between the seat and the pommel