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post #11 of 62 Old 05-19-2010, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Folks, what kind of halter do you use then to do that inner tube tie?
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I have used a normal nylon halter with a lead rope that has the bull snap(I found the bull Snap clips are less likely to break than the bolt snap ones). I have also used the rope halters with the lead rope already attached..but not the one with the knots in the halter used in training. I did prefer the nylon halters for this. And don't leave alot of length on the lead rope...you want them to be able to shift around some but not enough to get into trouble, such as able to get their leg over the lead rope or something.

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I always use rope halters with the lead directly attached. No snaps or buckles or metal that will break under pressure. I also use a bowline? Knot on the lead rope. It is one of the most secure knots and will never come untied on it's own but no matter how tight a horse pulls it, you can still untie it.

Here is how you tie one of those but instead of the boat part, put that around your post or through your innertube.

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Folks, what kind of halter do you use then to do that inner tube tie?
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Non-breakable halter and lead (rope halter with attached lead).

Nothing that breaks.

If you have a nylon halter that the hardware is good enough that should work fine. And I agree, if you are going to use a normal lead rope go for a bull snap.

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The inner tube works nice but the Aussie tie ring seems to work better. It gives and doesn't pull back. Worked for me on lots of horses--and I mean rearin, flippin, halter breakin wildthings.

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The inner tube works nice but the Aussie tie ring seems to work better. It gives and doesn't pull back. Worked for me on lots of horses--and I mean rearin, flippin, halter breakin wildthings.

The next step in the evolution of trainin equipment. Its not too expensive either.
I have one and it does not work anymore unfortunately. She just keep pulling it through no matter how tight you wrap + she may get tangled in rope as it gets longer.
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Thank you, folks! I'll look for the "bull" snap around as all I have just standard ones (and yes, I did have it break in past, even those big ones).
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Val, if your horse is pulling through the Tie Ring, she is liable to pull the innertube to the point of it snapping like a rubber band. Think of what a rubber band does when it snaps.

If your horse is pulling through the Tie Ring, your lead may be too short or you need to start from "0" again in her education.

The other option, and I'm going to take flack for this, is to tie her up with a nylon halter, stout lead, and a bull snap, (or a rope halter/lead combo) to solid post, tree, or trailer. It's a last resort but it's been used for centuries. Just don't leave her alone.

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Val, if your horse is pulling through the Tie Ring, she is liable to pull the innertube to the point of it snapping like a rubber band. Think of what a rubber band does when it snaps.

If your horse is pulling through the Tie Ring, your lead may be too short or you need to start from "0" again in her education.

The other option, and I'm going to take flack for this, is to tie her up with a nylon halter, stout lead, and a bull snap, (or a rope halter/lead combo) to solid post, tree, or trailer. It's a last resort but it's been used for centuries. Just don't leave her alone.
iride, 15 ft line is not really short. The problem is as long as it's longer then certain length she rears and may get tangled very easily and she keeps rearing and backing till the whole rope through. As for tieing her to the post/tree short enough and without any give it's not going to work. Tried it last year - she burned her head all around to blood before I was fast enough to jump there to free her (I WAS around, just not that easy to get to the tie knot with the horse jumping around like crazy with the completely loose mind), halter kinda "burned" so I had to cut it off, and she still didn't learn the lesson. Plus she reared and hit herself between the legs with the post - $300 bill from my vet and month off riding. Thank God she didn't break any bones there! So I'm looking for alternative approach.
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And just to give a little background...

She was tied with the rope 24/7 for the whole month in little cow stall in mud up to the knee just before I got her. "To learn how to tie". Being brought from wild and with the owner coming out every day there and dragging her on that rope around the stall. End result - she was getting antsy and I mean ANTSY every time I tied her, feels trapped, and you can see her mind just goes off the edge...

Also she is taught to give to pressure when I work with her on ground. Don't need a rope halter even - wide nylon is fine, she lows her head and turn left/right with the little effort on my side. As long as she's tied she completely forgets what means "give to pressure" and keep fighting no matter what.
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