That is an awesome video, thanks for sharing and taking the time to make it!
I didn't try to picture it in my head before, lol! Without help it might be nearly impossible to tie sticks underneath the rope.
I forgot that you were the author of the article you just linked me to, I've got it printed out sitting on my desk this very minute. :) I'm okay in the rope department, I found some awesome sailing rope that I use instead. It's called Samson Dyneema-Blue. It's super light, wear resistant and doesn't hold water. 40 feet of rope is only 6oz, with a 5400lb breaking strength! I feel silly tying her to a 3/16" rope, but it shouldn't be an issue as long as the line is set up correctly.
Were would one find those forest service tree savers?
"Horses don’t have hard mouths, they have hard, stiff bodies. The softer you can get the horse through his body, the softer he will be in your hands." Clinton Anderson