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Re: [RC] Hi Tie rigging - Marv Walker

Just to follow up....

My hubby gave me a rigging for my Hi Ties to try this weekend at Pacific
Crest. The only way my brutes can escape from this is to rip the entire
fiber glass rod off my rig. The "snaps and line" are rated for 26,000 lbs of
force. I will see how it works and let you know next week. And we are now
devising a fail safe method to prevent ripping off the rods too, just in

The mere mention of bungee is enough to cause me some serious spastic reactions.

We had a warmblood mare back up with TWO 5/8ths
bungees hooked to her halter.  Since they were both
anchored really solid I sat there and waited for her to
come rocketing back into place.

She had the cords stretched to three times their length
when one let go and gave all the weight to the other which
immediately gave up the ghost as well.

The stretching of the bungees shrunk the diameter enough
to pull them out of their clips while still retaining the clips
to the cords on one side of the clips.

One went completely through her lower lip and blew the
backs off of two of her lower incisors and chipped one
biting edge really good.

During the two hours of Sunday barnyard surgery we had
a lot of time to talk to the vet about bungee injuries and

Marv "No bungee, no more." Walker
Horse Info: http://AwarenessHorsemanship.com
Horse Videos: http://MarvWalker.com/ebay.htm

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[RC] Hi Tie rigging, apleg8'n