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post #1 of 4 Old 08-04-2008, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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bungee cord trailer ties

We put our two horses in a slant load 2 horse trailer. We have never had any problems. My husband thinks those bungee cord trailer ties would be more convenient than their lead ropes (we use a quick release knot) Anyone have good or bad luck with them? I am concerned because there will be a time when they have no lead rope on in case something scared them. Also, we don't actually tie them until we are out of the trailer and the door is closed which I have been told is the safest way. But the bungees do have a quick release snap so that is good for safety too.
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-04-2008, 03:14 PM
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I like these. If you horse pulls back, they will free him, but they are sturdy. I've never had an issue with these. You take off the leadrope, snap them on, and then when you're about to get out, you go through the window, take them off and put on your leadrope and go!
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-04-2008, 03:22 PM
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We don't tie in the trailer. I would think the bungies would cause less injury if one of them snapped?

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post #4 of 4 Old 08-04-2008, 04:58 PM
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I prefer to tie my horses with lead ropes due to the configuration of my trailer. It's a huge trailer and bungee ties would just not work. I boarded at a barn that did have the bungee ties in their trailer tho and it seemed to work quite well (it was your typical slant load).

The thing with lead ropes is that there is always the possibility that they might come undone, tho I have not yet had that problem myself. A lead rope getting undone in a slant load could become quite the problem. The same thing with a straight haul won't be the issue as the ties are well out of reach of the horses.

It's personal preference. If you have a slant load tho I would recommend getting bungee ties. I think for long term safety it would work out better.
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