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post #161 of 163 Old 05-10-2010, 11:20 AM
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I found the neck rope concept really interesting....not sure if I will use it .....but interesting never the less.

When you talk about not tying properly......the two things that bother me the most about that is tying to a rail.....instead of something more solid (like a post) and not tying high enough.....which is above the wither.

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post #162 of 163 Old 05-10-2010, 11:20 AM
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I like the idea of neck ropes, and some of my horses I wouldn't mind using it.....but I had had several horses who have pulled back and I'm afraid they would strangle themselves if I left them tied at a show to run and grab a bucket of water or got a hot dog or something. I would be especially worried about foals of Gringo....all have been major pullers and at yearling halter shows I will take all the yearlings I have (I normally sell as two-year-olds and show as yearlings. We normally have three-four babies a year but have been having less and less as the years go on) and if those babies were to pull back on that rope.....I would feel very bad about it. I use a gentle release tie system that hooks to you trailer and if the horse pulls it will release a certain amount so the horse doesn't panic. And I won't leave them alone for a long time its just that the babies are smart and know when I leave for even two minutes to fetch something.

Maybe on my older horses I wouldn't mind trying it, like on Jester. He's one that I could drop the rope on the ground overnight and come back and he'd be standing in the same exact spot....So maybe I'll go for it on him.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #163 of 163 Old 05-10-2010, 11:25 AM
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I like the idea of neck ropes, and some of my horses I wouldn't mind using it.....but I had had several horses who have pulled back and I'm afraid they would strangle themselves if I left them tied at a show to run and grab a bucket of water or got a hot dog or something. I would be especially worried about foals of Gringo....all have been major pullers and at yearling halter shows I will take all the yearlings I have (I normally sell as two-year-olds and show as yearlings. We normally have three-four babies a year but have been having less and less as the years go on) and if those babies were to pull back on that rope.....I would feel very bad about it. I use a gentle release tie system that hooks to you trailer and if the horse pulls it will release a certain amount so the horse doesn't panic. And I won't leave them alone for a long time its just that the babies are smart and know when I leave for even two minutes to fetch something.

Maybe on my older horses I wouldn't mind trying it, like on Jester. He's one that I could drop the rope on the ground overnight and come back and he'd be standing in the same exact spot....So maybe I'll go for it on him.
If you are worried about hurting their neck then a good alternative is the body rope, you just take a long rope and tie a loop around their body behind the fron legs. It rests where a girth goes. You feed the line through the halter ring and tie it to either a post or trailer, this way if they pull they are going against their body and can't injure their necks.
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