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post #1 of 26 Old 03-13-2012, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Tying up issues

Ok so in brief : my boy does tye but will break the string that the lead is attached to when getting irritated. He will stand still for about 10 to 15 mins at most , but then it's like he gets fidgety and must move , out of bordem or irritation I don't know - buy I am inclined to say bordem. When I first got him he would not tye at all, so in saying this what is another way that I can teach this boy to tye and be comfortable with doing nothing ?
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post #2 of 26 Old 03-13-2012, 05:33 PM
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Hello :) such a common issue. Once they learn that they are stronger than whatever they are tyed to, breaking away becomes a habit.
So you have peice of string tyed to a solid post and you tye his lead to that?
What type of halter do you use on him?
Do you tye him up short?
What height do you tye him? (would the tye point be line with his shoulder..lower or higher?)
How did he behave when you first got him and attempted to tye him up?
How did you teach him to stand tyed when you first got him?
When he does break away does he run off?
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post #3 of 26 Old 03-13-2012, 05:34 PM
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tie him real short in a secure place where he won't bang himself all up.and walk away,but be able to see him in case he does get in a bind.leave him like that for 10 minutes or so.just keep adding a little more time every few days.
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Ride him for about ten hours until he doesn't want to move anywhere and then tie him up. Repeat as needed until he gets to liking the idea of standing still. I never tie a horse up with the idea that it can break a string and get away. If I tie a horse up I want it to stay there untill I decide it should move so I use a rope halter with a tied on leadrope and I tie to something that won't break and then I walk away.

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Hello :) such a common issue. Once they learn that they are stronger than whatever they are tyed to, breaking away becomes a habit.
So you have peice of string tyed to a solid post and you tye his lead to that?
What type of halter do you use on him?
Do you tye him up short?
What height do you tye him? (would the tye point be line with his shoulder..lower or higher?)
How did he behave when you first got him and attempted to tye him up?
How did you teach him to stand tyed when you first got him?
When he does break away does he run off?
Hi :) I was using a standard rope halter but found that his head was to fine for a full size and the cob was too small, so I had to move to a standard flat nylon one with a pretty thick lead. I tend to tye him at shoulder hieght, yes a piece of hay twine tied to post then him tied to that( so to be safety conscious) , when I first got him he didn't tie at all and no sooner had I tied him did he snap it. I am tying him long as the flies are super bad out this way, when he breaks away he does not run just steps back and turns to eat grass :) I think possibly I should tie him shorter and get a custome made rope halter am I correct ?
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post #6 of 26 Old 03-13-2012, 06:08 PM
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Get him a trail tie, put on some leg wraps, tie him short, and walk off and let him wear himself down. I like to do it after a hard ride so not only are they tired already but they can think about the lesson that they learned that day too with their cooler sheet on.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #7 of 26 Old 03-13-2012, 06:17 PM
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ok guys,put yourself in his place.go run a marathon and when you get back,stand up without leaning on anything for a couple more hours.

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Well I'd rather have them standing there learning a lesson than standing around and eating hay. Also takes away the anticipation of going back to their stall if they don't go back right away. Not like I'm advocating leaving them there for hours upon hours, but if they are going to be in a cooler sheet anyway then why not?

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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My horses don't lean on anything even if they are tired. They are going to stand up regardless of rather they're in a stall or tied up. If they are so tired then they should stand calmly and they'll get put away.
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My boys will stand until given permission to move. I never tie them up. They know they could leave so they stay.
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