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post #101 of 163 Old 05-02-2010, 06:28 PM
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I think you better re-read my earlier post. The horse was tied for the whole day because he was a danger to be around when he was tied for any lenght of time. He might stand for 5 minutes and pull back or he might stand for 30 minutes. The point is that each time he broke something and got loose the problem got bigger. The lariet was 7/16 inch nylon rope that was immposible for the horse to break and the 60 foot cottonwood sure wasn't going anywhere so the only thing that could change is the horse. Nobody waved sticks at him or did any other kind of non-sense. He had to stand there for so long because that was how much time the work took to get done and my dad figured it was enough time that he would either get over it or kill himself fighting but he couldn't hurt anything else while he worked it out. It worked and the horse was better for it the rest of his life.

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post #102 of 163 Old 05-02-2010, 06:29 PM
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I think you better re-read my earlier post. The horse was tied for the whole day because he was a danger to be around when he was tied for any lenght of time. He might stand for 5 minutes and pull back or he might stand for 30 minutes. The point is that each time he broke something and got loose the problem got bigger. The lariet was 7/16 inch nylon rope that was immposible for the horse to break and the 60 foot cottonwood sure wasn't going anywhere so the only thing that could change is the horse. Nobody waved sticks at him or did any other kind of non-sense. He had to stand there for so long because that was how much time the work took to get done and my dad figured it was enough time that he would either get over it or kill himself fighting but he couldn't hurt anything else while he worked it out. It worked and the horse was better for it the rest of his life.
Fair enough I get teach them to stand still and all that but do you not think 8-10hours would do more harm than good? Do you not think they would associate being tied up with being tied up for hours on end? It didnt happen with that horse but with others.....

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No. I wouldn't start tying a horse that was just halter broke for hours but eventually the horse has to learn how to stand tied for however long it is ask. What's time to a horse? Without somekind of visual reference humans can't even tell the passing of time. I see no problem with my horse expecting to be tied up for 20 hours every time he gets tied up. He will stand patiently and be pleasantly suprised when he only has to stand for 2 hours while I load cattle on a truck or some other chore that doesn't require a horse. You seem to be quite young and with a limited amount of experience with horses but when you get older you will realize that things don't always happen like they do in books and movies.

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No. I wouldn't start tying a horse that was just halter broke for hours but eventually the horse has to learn how to stand tied for however long it is ask. What's time to a horse? Without somekind of visual reference humans can't even tell the passing of time. I see no problem with my horse expecting to be tied up for 20 hours every time he gets tied up. He will stand patiently and be pleasantly suprised when he only has to stand for 2 hours while I load cattle on a truck or some other chore that doesn't require a horse. You seem to be quite young and with a limited amount of experience with horses but when you get older you will realize that things don't always happen like they do in books and movies.
Im 17 and have been working around horses since I was 4. I've more experience than you think

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Considering that loose horses in the pasture generally stand for, what, 15, 18 hours a day, how is making them stand where you want them to stand for a few hours unfair? When I first got my Mustang, he was left tied at all times when I wasn't riding him. He had access to water and a hay bag when tied up for the night but he stayed tied. He fought several times and even ended up down once. All he ended up with was a little rope burn around one leg and a mentality to stay tied calmly, exactly where I want him to, regardless of what I tie him with.

If a horse gets loose, nothing may happen except you have to chase him down. However, what happens if he ends up in the road and gets hit by a car. Then, not only do you have a horse who is either dead or needs to be put down, but you also have to deal with lawsuits from the driver of the car for property damage or injuries caused by them hitting a loose horse. 99.9% of the time, a horse will stop fighting before they do any real damage to themselves. Sure, they can get hurt fighting a tie but I would much rather deal with just an injured horse rather than injured people too.

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Nope. That's about how much I thought.

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Becuase if they don't break loose they rear up and fall over. Not fun. Id rather them break the rope then have to be put down.
I put a headcollar and lead rope on over his bridle and tie him to string.
I throw a bridle on.
If my horse breaks loose and runs down a road then he breaks loose and runs down a road. Good solid tie and he ends up flipping over?
I don't see your point and I don't see how its great. I personally think its stupid but that's just my opinion.

I've tied lots of horses over the last 50 years and never had a horse hurt in any way. I have never had a horse flip over as you say. My horses can be tied over a long weekend and never cause one single moments problem. We go to the beach and leave them tied for hours without supervision.
You just don't know how to tie if your horse is flipping over.
Maybe with age, more maturity you will learn IF you listen.
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8-10hours:O no wonder the horse was fighting! Id go mad if I was made stand in the same place for 8 - 10 hours!
On rides I tie my string for 3 days and the only time they are off the line is for riding in the race. Horses in alot of barns are tied 24/7 in the same stall and only get out when used
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Im 17 and have been working around horses since I was 4. I've more experience than you think
At 4 you started gaining experience???? Sure you did.

One lady posted that her husband took their one week old baby on the horse. Does that mean when the kid is 5 years old he has 5 years of experience????

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I wish I had a big tree and suitable area like kevin did - I would tie Latte with a neck collar or rope and leave her there all day, and hopefully it would end the silly business of pulling back she has.

As it is I don't and have to make do with what I have, but it means that as it stands I would not be game to leave her tied out at a competition - And what use is a horse you can't leave tied?

I have a big grudge against whoever taught her she could pull back in the first place - It is a dangerous habit and one that is hard to break.

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