From the article: Tying Your Horse or Pony Safely
Do you have a trick or tip that helps you tie your horse safely? What ropes, knots or other equipment do you use to tie your horse? Do you have a special technique or procedure? Share your safe tying tips! Share Your Tips
- I cannot leave my horse when tied. He is Houdini and always manages to untie himself! He just mouths the tie until he is loose.
- —Guest Buffalo wind
Criminal negligence of Horse tying
- I am of the opinion; I am responsible for any damage or injury my horse causes; either by a true accident or my lack of responsible tying or other methods of controlling or restraining him. The rule is; tie a horse to something it cannot move with equipment it cannot break or tear apart. Tie him with about 22+- " of slack. To determine this; let the horse stand until it is standing in an erect relaxed frame and then make the tie level with his nose. If he gets away you are responsable. How would you like to see your daughter laying as a vegitable in a hospitle because some one thought more of their horses discomfort than they did of a persons safety. if he is not safe to tie stand and hold him or do not take him in public.
- —Guest jack Vance
Tying horse safely
- I use Clinton Andersons tie ring, they are perfect for training horses that pull,young horses ect, I have them on my trailer, and just about everywhere I need to tie a horse, after training with this they really do learn that it's ok to be tied up,
- —Guest Kathy
tying horses safely
- i always use a quick release knot and never leave my horse tied up alone or unsupervised
- —Guest me!!!!!
- I believe in always tying a horse at wither height or better. I have seen horses rear and get a leg over a tie at chest height. We use Cut Heal cross ties that have a release that YOU don't have to touch. They are expensive, but worth their weight in gold. The release tension is adjustable.
How do I tie safely?
- Start with training. My horse is taught to NOT pull under any circumstances. It's a trust thing. When tied, he trusts that I won't put him in harms way. However, that being said, we all know horses... When in the backcountry, it's with baling string on a highline. At the stable or in public places, it's tight, and when tied to not break, I stay on high alert for possible problems. The "old cowboy saying" is you tie your horse "head high and never longer than your arm". Unfortunately, no one coud ever tell me if it was MY head or the HORSE'S head! Trust and Training is the key though with the emphasis on consistancy...for both.
- —Guest Scottymaq
Tieing my horse safely
- i make sure my leadrope is attached to the halter properly. then i tie my horse to something sturdy, i never tie my horse useing nylon rope. this could cause rope burn.(if the horse struggles and gets it wrapped around them)i make sure that with enough pressure the rope will come loose.
- —Guest ME
- We use the plastic ties and tie the rope to the tie. If the horse pulls too much the plastic ties break. Have heard too many horror stories about horses flipping over.
- —Guest email@example.com