Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
No, I do not use a rope halter. I just use a regular nylon halter. He usually has a chain over his nose, and I think he's desensitized to it by now because he just ignores it completely.
I've never tried a crop before, but I think that it might work a bit more. I'm a very small person so I definitely couldn't add much physical force into the mix. Unfortunately though, for the crossties, they're pretty much the only way to tie up a horse in my barn. He doesn't tie at all because he pulls too much and ends up scaring himself and breaking the leadline or whatever is tying him.
The love for a horse is just as complicated as the love for another human being. If you never love a horse, you will never understand.
Rip Java; May 2000 - February 2012, xoxo