Re: [RC] Tying a Horse...food for thought - Sullivan
yep, there is no doubt, that even by tying with precautions...horses can set
break their neck. To me, though, it the most important thing to have in
just rescued a mishandled horse that had learned to pull back to get her
way, the first
thing I was going to do before putting ANY money into this horse was to see
could tie her and break her of the pulling habit. I use a be-nice-halter, a
strong rope with
a bull snap, an unbreakable tree branch high overhead, AND a tractor
innertube around the
branch. Yes, the horse panicked and pulled back several times, reared, fell
down, etc. I
stand ready with rake to poke in their butt (if they are too stupid to
figure out that going
forward releases the pressure with the be-nice-halter), and a knife to cut
the rope if things
really go bad......but I AM willing to take that risk that the horse might
break it's neck. In
my opinion, if it can't be cured, it is dog food anyway.
So new horse has had a couple rough days....I am not a horrible person and
give praise and
lots of treats for right behavior.....but 5 days later, this horse has
figured it out and is not pulling back.
In fact, if she even thinks the rope might tighten, she comes forward.
If the horse pulls back to pressure....you can't pony then.....you can't tie
them in the trailer...etc.
If breeders would teach all their babies to tie....it would solve a LOT of
problens when the horse gets
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lynne Tomovick" <ltomovick@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Each method has it's pros & cons and I agree that each person needs to
> what works best for their individual horse under the circumstances.
> My chiropractor knew of a horse that died instantly when it pulled back
> while tied!! My veterinarian knew of a horse that went into shock after
> pulling back and died a few days later. Be safe in your training
> Lynne Tomovick
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- [RC] Tying a Horse...food for thought, Lynne Tomovick