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mvinotime 02-02-2013 11:01 AM

Anyone tried these ties??
I am currently in the process of buying my first horse trailer (YAY!) We have always tied our horses while trailering (slant load) and I am looking to purchase some ties for inside the trailer and came across these. Wondering what people's experiences or opinions might be on these? I am not sure if I like the idea or not and want some input. :) Thanks!

Tie-Safe Ties - Cross Ties & Trailer Ties from SmartPak Equine

beau159 02-02-2013 11:07 AM

I just use a trailer tie that has a panic snap on one end (which I will attach near the window) and a normal snap on the other (that I will attach to the horse).

I also trailer my horses with breakaway halters. Just in case they would ever fall down in the trailer, hopefully the halter would break so that they aren't hanging themselves by the tie.

Which .... these trailer ties would accomplish! I have never used them personally, but it has the two things I want when tieing in a trailer: panic snaps and breakaway.

Joe4d 02-02-2013 11:16 AM

I dont see the point in tying in a trailer. The cut gates/buttbars are closed, the doors are closed, where they gonna go ?

waresbear 02-02-2013 11:17 AM

Those ties have the panic snaps and breakaway velcro so as long as the Velcro holds well, I would use them.
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mvinotime 02-02-2013 11:46 AM

Thank you for the concern was the velcro too if it would be strong enough but my horse trailers very well and never fusses so I am sure I would have no problem. I have always been taught to tie to keep them from messing around and putting their heads down and getting into trouble under the divider etc. I use rope halters so there is no chance of those breaking in the event of an accident or something so I thought these breakaway ties might be a good idea.

Shropshirerosie 02-02-2013 12:29 PM

I've never seen those, and as I always tie in the trailer but left my quick release ties in my old trailer in the UK, I am going to order two right now! Thanks OP :D

BigBenLoverforLife 02-03-2013 09:34 AM


Originally Posted by Joe4d (Post 1874514)
I dont see the point in tying in a trailer. The cut gates/buttbars are closed, the doors are closed, where they gonna go ?

Thats what we do! Unless we are hauling multiple horses, they just go tie less! We typically use a stock trailer, and he just turns around and looks out the back. When we get him out a few hours later, he is always loser and happier!

jillybean19 02-04-2013 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe4d (Post 1874514)
I dont see the point in tying in a trailer. The cut gates/buttbars are closed, the doors are closed, where they gonna go ?

Mine isn't so much to keep the horse in place, but rather his head. My arab likes to stretch his long neck around and gets himself all folded up. In addition, it also keeps two horses from nipping at each other either by trying to reach around/through whatever is dividing the horse's heads or under the rails.

I also do it for convenience, It's a lot easier to clip a lead rope on through the window on the side when you can grab the rope they're tied to rather than grabbing straight at their face to get the halter and their heads are looking all around this cool new place you've brought them to. Plus, I don't want a horse backing out before I'm ready, so the trailer tie keeps them secured until I'm ready to bring them out.

Oh, and might I mention, we took my Arab to a ride once in a friend's trailer. We loaded him the correct direction in the back section of a slant load but didn't tie him. When we started going, we felt a lot of movement at first and then he was still for the rest of the ride - however, this is apparently what the cars behind us got to look at during our entire drive there:

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I tie him now.

Saddlebag 02-05-2013 07:31 AM

The velcro will not let go because of the direction of pull, it will grip tighter. This is why it is used in airplanes. No matter what you tie with keep a set of pruning shears handy. If a horse should panic you'll never be able to undo any kind of clip. The shears will slice thro it like butter when there's tension on the lead. There's also a blade guard so the horse doesn't get cut. They're at any garden center for a cost of about $10 bucks. Buy the good ones.

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