How To Tie A Rope Halter…Correctly
- June 23, 2015
- Lynn Kohr
When I see a rope halter tied incorrectly,(the tie is above the loop) I learn something about the person behind the tie. He might be a dude. When tied above the halter loop, a horse can pull out of the halter pretty easily and quickly. If you have ever been deep in the mountains with a long string of pack horses and a dude volunteers to help…make sure they know which way to tie your halter.
I learned this lesson first-hand while being polite and accepting help. I ended up tracking a pack horse through many miles of the West Elk Wilderness in Gunnison, Colorado after my dude, innocently, had tied the pack horse’s halter incorrectly. Now days, it could mean a horse getting loose at a barrel futurity, rodeo, or kids’ play day. All not nearly as costly, just hugely inconvenient!
Make a C with the long end and outside of the loop, then tucking the long end trough the center of the C and pull tight.
Stay tied, correctly.
About Lynn Kohr
I am a barrel and pole horse trainer, giving springtime barrel racing and pole bending clinics and workshops, competing in barrel racing and pole bending futurities while marketing our horses for sale. I am a Mom of 3: Sage, Cedar, and Stratton. And wife of...