ridecamp@endurance.net: Tying horses

Tying horses

Jim & Julie Capaldi (hosp@mindspring.com)
Wed, 12 Mar 1997 19:09:33 +0000

Tying training should be done at home. I like to "play camping" while
in the yard with the horse tied appropriately to the trailer. I tie my
guys just because as much as possible.

I had a notorious puller. What a dangerous and stressful vice.
Finally, bought a "Leader" brand lead rope. Replaced the bull snap with
a "mountain climbers" clip (can't remember what it is called) Tied him
at home and he sat back hard. When he reached the end of the rope, it
kind of propelled him back into the telephone pole he was tied to.
Needless to say, that was the last time the sucker pulled back.

Put him in a portable corral, a light weight alum. one. About 3 a.m.
he got his head caught in it and crashed and burned the thing. It was a
NATRC ride (I was not competing) and EVERYONE woke up and came running.
Talk about embarrassing!

Now I tie with a Leader rope. I use the cross tie for a trailer tie
because it is the perfect length.

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