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    Re: [RC] high-lines - Jennifer Judkins

    I was wondering how you adjust the tension on this highline.  I've tried them before, like the idea, but have a hard time getting the rope A. High enough and B. tight enough so it doesn't sag lower than the horses head over time.  I agree the high picket does seem to be a good compromise between tying and fencing, nothing to be destroyed by other rampaging horses.  Any tips on setting these up properly would be appreciated.  Jennifer.

     "A. Perez" <walkergirl@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


    Please forward this on to Ride Camp for me......I can't seem to
    get anything
    into the message board.

    There are two differences between highline and picket.

    Highline goes OVER the horses head. Up high. At least 6
    feet. A highline
    rope is placed between two stationary objects (I've used by
    highline rope
    over my trailer and camper roof -- pad corners with a towel.)
    between trees depends on number of horses to go on highline.
    Ideally, about
    40 feet. Horses are tied to highline with highline lead ropes -
    - 10 feet
    long. A horse IS NOT allowed to move up and down highline. He
    stays in one
    spot. Horses are about 10 feet a part if buddies.

    I've used highlines over 30 years and never had a horse get
    hurt or get
    loose (if tied correctly). The nice thing about a highline is
    that the pull
    is up....the horse wants to get loose, he yanks back on
    highline , head goes
    up, butt goes down, hindlegs go under and he just scrambles in
    one spot. He
    runs in a circle and he can pull all he wants and can't get
    hurt or loose.

    My horses lay down flat on the ground under the highline and
    when camping,
    will spend a week, two weeks, three weeks on a highline that I
    move from
    site to site to keep soil impact down. They are fed while tied
    and have
    water in tub near by. They are perfectly content on the
    highline as they
    can see in all directions, move in all directions and even butt
    up to one
    another in a strange forest. .

    Picket. Horses are tied to with a rope chest high. Lot of
    packers use 'em.
    I don't because a horse can jump, pull back, 'panic' forward
    and take it
    out. I prefer the old highline and it can be set up anywhere,
    easy to
    store and easy to use.

    In Nevada where there are no trees in the desert. I put horses
    truck and trailer. Once had a sand storm come up -- not hard
    but it blew
    pretty good. Took a couple canvases (some people use plastic
    sheets) and
    hung one at each end of truck and trailer. Horses had a
    cozy 'stall' out of
    the wind. Only problem was scorpions....

    If you'd like to see my horses on highline, go to website
    www.twohorseenterprises. That's Sig and Bud highlined at a dry
    camp in

    (Thanks for posting for me.....)

    Bonnie Davis

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    [RC] FWD: equine containment: pickets vs high-lines, A. Perez