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RE: [RC] [RC] [RC] Hi Tie / Corral - Karen

At 11:18 AM 1/15/2004, terry banister wrote:
Are you referring to the bungee that comes with the HiTie setup, OR tying the horse directly to the side of a trailer with a bungee-type lne?

....I use the bungees that came with the ties on my hitching posts at home. Some horses are safer confined different ways, with different means. I just feel safer using a cotton rope on the trailer ties. Rope burns aren't nearly as bad as the damage that I've seen caused by bungees breaking. I don't like tying my horses to something for extended periods that they can pull on. I've seen a lot of horses learn to pull on the ties that give. I don't know if mine would also learn that or not, but I don't want to give them the chance. They can learn the limits of whatever they are tied to without it having to stretch or give a couple of feet. It just invites trouble when horses learn that they can pull and bungee back and forth a few feet, like it's a game. Or pull the arm of their tie around the trailer. Or run full speed till they come to the end and get whipped back.


Karen
in NV


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