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    09-20-2009, 10:17 PM
  #1
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Using inner tube to tie??

Sorry for the stupid question in this section, but... I do remember it was topic here about how to teach horse to tie I believe. I also remember someone said he/she is using inner tube. If someone is using it, could you, please, repeat that again?? I mean HOW? And what "inner tube" means? Is it just bicycle inner tube? I was really confused when I run into that on other forum too (not a member, was just reading some stuff there).
     
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    09-20-2009, 10:54 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Yep, it's just the stretchy inner tube of a bike tire. The purpose is to have "give" if your horse blows up. Typically only used for young horses who are prone to blow ups when tied. Because the spine is so delicate on young horses, tying them to a solid post and "lettin' 'em fight it out" is an enormous no-no and asking for immense problems. Some people may disagree, but typically an inner tube is tied to a post and then the horse to the inner tube so that if he blows, he's not cranking against something solid.

However, I've never used one so I'm unsure about their durability?
     
    09-21-2009, 07:47 AM
  #3
Showing
Thanks a lot, MM!

I was really wondering how strong it is if horse goes crazy and pull on it. Is there any chance to break it? I certainly have seen horses broking halters and snaps on lead ropes. Hopefully, someone else with experience will pitch in.
     
    09-21-2009, 09:34 AM
  #4
Banned
A bike inner tube wouldn't have a chance if a horse blew up tied to it. It would break and the horse would be smacked with it. A full size tube from a truck or car doubled around a tree works good but I have broken nearly everything with just a neck rope and a solid object. I do not tie by a halter, I always use a neck rope.
     
    09-21-2009, 09:46 AM
  #5
Weanling
I use a tie ring like this www.blockertiering.com
     
    09-21-2009, 09:48 AM
  #6
Weanling
I agree with Rio, I wouldn't think a bike tube could hold up even for a second.
     
    09-21-2009, 10:34 AM
  #7
Yearling
Clinton Anderson has a great way to teach them: you have a horse on an extremely long lead rope or lunge line and put it through a tie ring, not tying it. Wave your arms, be as scary as possible so the horse freaks out and tries to pull away. Eventually the horse will stop, after pulling the rope out a bit. Then, you bring the horse back in and loop the rope around the tie ring again, causing more friction. This time, when the horse pulls back, he can still run away, but with more friction. They will usually stop sooner, too. You repeat these steps until the horse is securely tied and stands still, not caring about the scariness.
     
    09-21-2009, 10:53 AM
  #8
Yearling
Yeh I'm going to be trying the blocker ring as soon as I get one. Carolina has pulled down fences, and apparently even an entire washbay, roof and all. And that's happened in split seconds, before anyone could pull on the lead to release it (I always tie with a quick release).

I swear 90% of the time she acts like a hot OTTB straight from the track. Well, to be honest, I've had better behaved OTTBs straight from the track.
     
    09-21-2009, 11:25 AM
  #9
Showing
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Originally Posted by RiosDad    
A bike inner tube wouldn't have a chance if a horse blew up tied to it. It would break and the horse would be smacked with it. A full size tube from a truck or car doubled around a tree works good but I have broken nearly everything with just a neck rope and a solid object. I do not tie by a halter, I always use a neck rope.
RD, can you post a pic how you use the neck rope, please?
     
    09-21-2009, 11:26 AM
  #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dashygirl    
I agree with Rio, I wouldn't think a bike tube could hold up even for a second.
Yeah, that was my biggest concern when I read about it on other forum. I always had a feeling bicycle ones are really soft and week (may be wrong though).
     

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