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    07-06-2012, 10:43 AM
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I'm being a thickie, and still don't understand the problem. I have a two horse straight load. There are two tie rings at the front, on the wall to the outer side of the horses head, about 6 inches higher than the height of a 16 hand horse's head. I use the quick release trailer ties and take off the lead rope.

So if I have a horse in that is likely to have a go at it's travelling companion, I adjust the tie length, and clip it from the head collar to the tie ring. It's long enough for the horse to eat from the hay net in front, and short enough to prevent him from getting head under breast bar, or annoy neighbour. The safe release tie doesn't have any loose ends for him to grab, and it's not floppy enough for him to grab and eat.
     
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    07-06-2012, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Shropshirerosie    
I'm being a thickie, and still don't understand the problem. I have a two horse straight load. There are two tie rings at the front, on the wall to the outer side of the horses head, about 6 inches higher than the height of a 16 hand horse's head. I use the quick release trailer ties and take off the lead rope.

So if I have a horse in that is likely to have a go at it's travelling companion, I adjust the tie length, and clip it from the head collar to the tie ring. It's long enough for the horse to eat from the hay net in front, and short enough to prevent him from getting head under breast bar, or annoy neighbour. The safe release tie doesn't have any loose ends for him to grab, and it's not floppy enough for him to grab and eat.
mine only has one tie ring in the front for the horse?? How do you have two if you don't mind me asking?? Just curious since I have never seen two in the same spot for one horse to be tied...

I guess I will just tie hard and.or get a no stretchy trailer tie so he can't move completely like he can with the current ties. Just thought maybe there was another way to get him to just keep his head up lol

And partically blind in both eyes from reoccuring moonblindness not being treated by his previous owners .. the right eye is worse then the left :(
     
    07-06-2012, 06:26 PM
  #23
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trailer differences

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Originally Posted by Shropshirerosie    
I'm being a thickie, and still don't understand the problem. I have a two horse straight load. There are two tie rings at the front, on the wall to the outer side of the horses head, about 6 inches higher than the height of a 16 hand horse's head. I use the quick release trailer ties and take off the lead rope.

So if I have a horse in that is likely to have a go at it's travelling companion, I adjust the tie length, and clip it from the head collar to the tie ring. It's long enough for the horse to eat from the hay net in front, and short enough to prevent him from getting head under breast bar, or annoy neighbour. The safe release tie doesn't have any loose ends for him to grab, and it's not floppy enough for him to grab and eat.
I haven't actually looked at any 2 horse side by side trailers in the US but the trailers on a whole seem to be very different to our UK ones, I've also never seen a horsebox in this part of the US. We ended up with a 3 horse bumper pull slant trailer with a step up - again something we never see in the UK and the vehicle we had to buy to tow it makes a Discovery look small!!!
     
    07-06-2012, 06:28 PM
  #24
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Tie rings in trailer

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Originally Posted by kait18    
mine only has one tie ring in the front for the horse?? How do you have two if you don't mind me asking?? Just curious since I have never seen two in the same spot for one horse to be tied...

I guess I will just tie hard and.or get a no stretchy trailer tie so he can't move completely like he can with the current ties. Just thought maybe there was another way to get him to just keep his head up lol

And partically blind in both eyes from reoccuring moonblindness not being treated by his previous owners .. the right eye is worse then the left :(
Is there any way you could have some tie rings fixed in a better place to your trailer that would make it easier to tie him safely?
     
    07-07-2012, 06:02 PM
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Yes that's an option.

I just wanted to here everyones opinion on ways to tie him that will limit the movement other then restricting his head with a no stretch material tie or lead...
     

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