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Re: [RC] Trailer tieing - Heidi Smith

Please don't anyone tie your horse to a trailer with the rope long enough
he can roll unless you cover the wheels someway.  I watched a horse roll
get his foot caught in the space between the top of the tire and the
fender.  A
freak accident, but the resulting injury was serious.
Julie Suhr

My two guys that routinely rolled at the trailer would do so on a rope
barely long enough for them to touch their noses to the ground--routine
length for many (if not most) endurance horses.  They were extremely savvy
about how they did it--had to be, not to get hung up, with no more rope than
that.   And because of the length of rope, they always did it at a 90-degree
angle to the trailer--legs never pointed underneath at all.  I don't imagine
most horses would even try it, on that length of rope.  BTW, the two who did
that were father and son.


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[RC] Trailer tieing, Marinera