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tie down

  1. Barrel Racing
    I will be working my horse in a tie down occasionally just for tune ups and I'm wondering if there is any reason I couldn't just use a rope halter under my headstall hooked up to a tie down? Any reason why not?
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I recently had a bosal in the style below come into my possession. I know it's a tie-down bosal but is there any reason I couldn't tie a mecate to it above the metal hardware (as if the hardware were the knot) and use it like a regular scissor bosal?
  3. Horse Training
    HELP... We have had our horse for a year and he has always loaded/rode/unloaded fine until weekend before last. We took him back to the stable to drop him off and he flew backwards out of the trailer. He threw his head up and made a little cut on his eye on the way out. We figured he was just in...
  4. Horse Training
    Hi! I recently got a retired polo pony. She's 19 and loves her tie down. I've learned that she likes to brace against it to make her job easier, but other than that I'm not sure how it would be a bad thing. I'd love to get some info from others on how a tie down can be bad or good and why...
  5. Horse Training
    My mare has an issue with head throwing and I want to know y'all opinions on how to work on fixing it without just adding a new piece of tack like a tie down to cover up the issue. She is a mare of course but when I ask her to do something she doesn't want to do, that's when she throws her head...