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Re: [RC] quick release snaps - legsmontanna

I have a gelding that pulled back while tied to my trailer.  He pulled so hard and positioned himself so well, that he broke the tie attachment clean off and took part of the siding, as well.  Now, I use a Tie Blocker Ring both in and outside the trailer.  Now when he pulls back, his lead gives and he has no momentum.  His neck and spine are in better alignment, and my trailer is in tact.  Yes!
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> > Quote: >>>Wouldn't that skinny rope do big damage to a horse that pulls back
> > and there is
> > no breakaway?<<<
> I know a couple that owned a mare that was a pig-horse. That term describes
> a
> horse of obdurate personality. This mare was tied to a trailer and decided she
> didn't want to be so she started to pull back. She didn't stop until she went
> into
> shock from the pain from pulling every muscle in her front end. She was never
> rideable/useable again. I own a horse who worries easily. I have seen him tied
> and
> fly into a violent pull-back but after about 5 seconds of futility, he stops.
> He
> pulls back first and thinks second, but HE THINKS. The above mare never did.
> It wasn't that she panicked. She just didn't want to be tied and refused to
> quit
> pulling back. Unless you own such a horse, when it pulls back, it will either
> succeed in breaking away or it won't and if it doesn't, it WILL stop to think.
> Of
> course, if it is being attacked by a mountain lion, all bets are off.
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