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    08-29-2009, 03:19 PM
The horn is basically a tool for working cows, to steady yourself when cutting cattle, barrel racers hold onto tall thin horns when turning barrels, etc.

Other uses:
Trail riders hang stuff on it. ;)
Greenhorns hang onto it for dear life. BTDT lol The mane is a better anchor, especially for going UP hills. I don't advise holding the horn steep hills.
You can push against it to get your butt down when needed, or grab the cantle and pull your butt down. *til you get your seat anyway.
Dallying your mecate line if you don't want it in your belt.

Lots of uses, just not supposed to use it for balance under normal riding conditions.
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    08-30-2009, 08:27 PM
I was always taught too never grab the horn. The horn was only used for roping. But Appyt and others explained it really well =]
    08-31-2009, 11:56 AM

I have one hint. Don't use the horn. My friends and I all use it for ICE (In Case of Emergency) lol. Yesterday I was on a oyung horse at a show and I asked him for a trot. He took off bucking and I was off balanced from trying to pay attention to everyone else. I usually have a really good seat. Not yesterday. I flew off and my foot got caught in the open part by the horn(I don't know how to really explain it). It was like a freak accident and thank God I quick kicked my foot out before my head slammed the concrete.
    08-31-2009, 04:46 PM
Good grief Roughrider.. I can't imagine how your foot ended up there. LOL Good thing you kicked free. Not sure what that's called either, but it's a hand hold for carrying. ;)
    09-05-2009, 10:53 PM

Originally Posted by Appyt    
Good grief Roughrider.. I can't imagine how your foot ended up there. LOL Good thing you kicked free. Not sure what that's called either, but it's a hand hold for carrying. ;)
I don't know how my foot ended up there either. All I know is one second I was looking ahead of me...the next I was staring at the belly of him.

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