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Re: [RC] Blocker Tie Ring - was No Subject - Elizabeth Walker

I have some of these.  My horse has never put it to the test, but I've played with it.  There are 3 different ways to "tie" the rope, each giving more friction.  When the lowest friction option is used, I can pull the rope through myself, so a horse shouldn't have any problem pulling slack in the line if they are startled.  

On Jun 15, 2009, at 8:46 PM, Marinera@xxxxxxx wrote:

Never underestimate the power of Ridecamp. Since my 4 p.m. posting, I have received thirteen responses...some private,  some shared on Ridecamp and one phone call.  The majority favor immediate and harsh punishment. When she is tied I feel it is difficult to be harsh as she will pull back and possible damage or break her neck or pull the barn down on  top of me to get even.  One person suggested the Blocker Tie Ring which apparently gives to pressure. I have seen it advertised, but have not heard any first hand reports. 
Several people asked why I think she is biting.  I certainly interpret it as an act of aggression. It is not when she is being saddled or groomed or when you might be unintentionally causing her pain.  She seems to resent people invading her space.  BUT...once under saddle with a rider on her back, she
seems to be really happy going down the trail. She likes to be in the lead, but accepts nicely being in the middle or tail end.  Very nice horse except for this one problem.
Thank you Ridecamp for all of your sought after and welcome thoughts.  Julie

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[RC] No Subject, Marinera