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post #1 of 62 Old 05-19-2010, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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Tie the horse to the inner tube

Anyone? I remember number of people on this forum mentioned that. As well as I've read that on internet. But... Can someone post actual pics? I read, but I still don't understand how the whole thing is set up...
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That's a dang good question. I have also heard about people using that but I never have either.

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I did this technique when I taught my filly how to tie.

Non-breakable halter and lead (rope halter with attached lead).
Inner tube around solid object (part of the barn) and lead looped thru both ends of the inner tube and tied.

Sorry, no photos.
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I think it would probably be a good idea to have a solid post either against a good fence or a wall of some building. That would keep the horse from wrapping itself around the post.

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Non-breakable halter and lead (rope halter with attached lead). Inner tube around solid object (part of the barn) and lead looped thru both ends of the inner tube and tied.
Always, but if I put the tube say on my tie post it'll go all way down and there is a huge chance horse will be tangled (because the lead rope goes down too). That's the part I don't get when I read it on internet. How I put it around?
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My tie ended up slightly above head level so there was not chance of getting caught. I was using the column behind the wall of the barn and it had solid wood up until that point so the wall prevented it from sliding down.

The time I had to do it on a post with out a wall I actually did two things to prevent it from falling down.

I put a small screw eye on the back of the post then took the inner tube, wrapped it around the post and tied it like you do when you start your shoe laces (half a knot I guess) at a point above the screw eye. Then ran the lead rope thru the ends of the inner tube. It never really loosened up enough to slide down but if it had loosened it being above the screw eye (that is on the off side from the horse) would prevent it from sliding down.


I love this set up. It taught her to stand patiently and the few times she decided to fight it it had just enough give but not near enough to let her get loose or anything.
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Thank you! I see your point now. I wish I could do something similar in my place, but there are no posts next to the barn, unfortunately.
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Mine is not a post next to the barn, giggle, mine is the barn. The hubby person was not tickled pink when I tied her to the barn column either.

Barn is still standing and mare now ties like a dream.


I will try to take photos but they never come out well inside the barn.
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The innertube technique is awesome. If they pull back it helps them with a little give so they wont strain their neck since they are learning how to tie. It's good for any horse. My horse tied with one and it helps her out a lot.
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I used a tree branch...layed the intube over the tree branch and put the lead rope thru both ends..made sure the tree branch was big enough to withstand the horse if pulled on and it was above is head, therefore taking out the possibility of him getting tangled...they learned to stand like a champ and also ended up using it to halter train a yearling that would set back so bad on the halter I was afraid she would hurt herself. I tied my gelding under a tree next to her(she was attached to him) so that she wouldnt really stress..and within a hour or so she was standing quietly under the tree (also cueing off of my gelding) and had no problems leading after that. THe inner tube has enough give to prevent hurting her neck. I had a a breeder suggest that to me because that is how she halter broke her young horses by standing them out next to their moms. Later used this method as a "timeout" when they became difficult, like giving my farrier a hard time during a trim. We live in Texas so if my horses are going to be tied out for a length of time.. the added shade is a benefit. I always ensured I could check on them, but made sure they didnt notice I was...weird I know.
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