Three very good reasons to not tie up by the bridle - the bit could seriously injure the horse's mouth, the cheekpiece buckle could injure the horse's eye and bridles and reins are a lot more expensive to replace!
Originally Posted by Elana
To answer TinyLiny.. First of all it is the movies where everything goes good in the shots they keep (and you will note they loop the reins which will pull free) and second, it is likely those horses were taught to ground tie... something no one does anymore (love a horse that ground ties). Horse won't care where they reins are if they ground tie.
Brock ground ties - very handy! He broke the baling twine when he got a fright from a float driving by the other day. The momentum took him a few steps then he just stood. I just led him back to the fence and as there was no twine loop anymore I just lay the leadrope over the fence. He stood there while I washed him, picked his feet out, cleaned his sheath and generally fiddled round with him for 20 mins. He continued to stand even when I was tidying stuff up and Star was running around playing. As soon as I unclipped the lead he knew he had permission to go where he wanted. Also helps when he throws me off - no fun having to run after a horse when you're all battered and bruised! Lol. Posted via Mobile Device