- - Stiff knotted halter
|Saddlebag ||11-21-2011 10:09 AM |
Stiff knotted halter
With the arrival of colder weather the knotted halters with a plastic core can become almost impossible to do up as the now very stiff core won't bend as it should. I resolved this by first, warming the halter then cutting off one poll rope strap on the far side. I then tied a single knot in the remaining poll rope and pulled it tight. Now I just slip the knot through the loop and the loop stays hooked on the knot. I was lucky that where I put the knot was in the right place altho it might take a little trial and error. So much easier to halter the horse that decides to make knotting the halter difficult.
|DuffyDuck ||11-21-2011 10:54 AM |
Or put it inside your jacket whilst you sort out other bits like hay, skipping out, getting tack out and it'll be warmed by the time you come to use it ;D
|SaddleOnline ||11-21-2011 08:07 PM |
Nice tip. Thanks.
Personally, this is why I like my buckles :) Gloves + stiff knots = that "look" your horse gives you when you fumble with the halter for 15 minutes as it stands patiently infront of you waiting for you get your act together. lol.
|Saddlebag ||11-21-2011 08:16 PM |
Duffy, on the celsius scale, it was -11 with 20km wind. The halter was so cold I wasn't putting that in my jacket. It was so stiff it looked like it would walk off like a spider if I set it down. It wasn't too bad getting it on the horse and I was glad of the simple knot.
|DuffyDuck ||11-22-2011 02:20 AM |
That cold already??
Where do you live.. I ain't living there haha!
We get down to about -20 oC at our worst, but thats night time temperatures!
And Saddleonline, I know EXACTLY the look you mean ;D They're funny creatures, these horses!
|Saddlebag ||11-22-2011 07:56 PM |
Duffy, that was a cold front that swept across half of Canada starting at the western mountains. Up to +2 today. In the latter part of Jan and thro Feb we'll sometimes get -38C. Doesn't matter what color the horse is, it's white with frost in those temps. They do fine with good wind shelter, lots of hay and fresh water slightly warmed with a little salt.
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