Originally Posted by Yogiwick
Oops, sorry, thought you said you did tie in a trailer. Nylon isn't guaranteed to break but it is much more likely to. Especially if it has a breakaway strap, and as said the hardware is weak. I've seen horse snap relatively new hardware doing basic horse things (playing/scratching/etc).
I'm glad your gelding is so well trained, my comment wasn't directed at you/your horse specifically :)
I know you comment wasnt aim at me directly I just wanted it clear I don't tie, horses in trailer with rope halters.
Because my horse comes forward off pressure from halter when I lunge he's very soft with body bent in direction of circle. He follows a feel and a very light lunges with a loop in rope.
Iv have put many hours into him this didnt happen in a month. I want my horse soft and light on end of rope same when I ride.
Not saying he would never come unglued and pull back but iv put training into him to hopefully lessen that chance.
After all he is a horse and horses can be horses sometimes but I can read him, I know him well enough I can see trouble before it starts.