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        10-05-2007, 06:38 PM
      #21
    Foal
    Teaching a baby to tie

    I don't know if I should start another post, but what is the best way to teach a baby to tie without risk her getting hurt? I have tied her, but the way I do it is I loop the rope around a bunch of times without actually tying it. If she starts to pull back, it gives me enough time to grab the rope before it comes all unwound. Or, if I have someone to help, I wrap the rope one time and then have the person hold the end of the rope while I pick up her feet or whatever it is want to do. If she pulls back, they can let out a little slack and then gather it back up when she settles. I'm afraid to really tie her because if she spooks and panics, then what? Can't she break her neck?

    This is our first baby, so we're still learning. She is trained to lead, bathe (without being tied - she loves the water), gets in the trailer with no problems, can clip her muzzle but NOT her ears, can pick up her feet. She is almost 5 months.
         
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        10-05-2007, 08:54 PM
      #22
    Showing
    Re: Teaching a baby to tie

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    Originally Posted by Xanadu
    I don't know if I should start another post, but what is the best way to teach a baby to tie without risk her getting hurt? I have tied her, but the way I do it is I loop the rope around a bunch of times without actually tying it. If she starts to pull back, it gives me enough time to grab the rope before it comes all unwound. Or, if I have someone to help, I wrap the rope one time and then have the person hold the end of the rope while I pick up her feet or whatever it is want to do. If she pulls back, they can let out a little slack and then gather it back up when she settles. I'm afraid to really tie her because if she spooks and panics, then what? Can't she break her neck?

    This is our first baby, so we're still learning. She is trained to lead, bathe (without being tied - she loves the water), gets in the trailer with no problems, can clip her muzzle but NOT her ears, can pick up her feet. She is almost 5 months.
    Thats the purpose of the blocker tie. Take at look at them on Clinton Andersons web site. I use a long lunge line when I am teaching to stand tied. The blocker holds them but will allow the rope to slide through. I throw the rope all around them move them around with the rope etc. I used to use an old innertube looped around a tree so it would stretch when pulled on, but the blockers are so much safer and easier. I am a firm believer in them for teaching a horse to stand tied.
         
        10-06-2007, 12:49 AM
      #23
    Started
    Yup, the blocker ties are nice. The inner tube method also works. Use a break-away halter in combination with either of those methods, and I don't think you should have any concerns that she'll seriously injure herself.
         
        10-06-2007, 12:27 PM
      #24
    Foal
    Oh, and I guess I should add that I used a leather halter. She managed to get out of it one time when she panicked. It was a little loose and she pulled right out of it. I know that's bad since she probably learned that if she fights hard enough, she can get away. I've since tightened the halter but was afraid to do any more real tying until I know I'm doing things right. I don't want her to get hurt, and I don't want to create a "bad lesson" learned.

    I have seen those blocker ties for sale at big horse shows. I'll have to invest in one or two of those. Thanks!
         

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