Instead of Tying the Lead
tie my horses. I wrap the rope three times around
a solid, smooth hitching rail with a large diameter.
If my horse pulls back there is drag on the rope without
anything solid to pull against. The horse feels resistance
without being able to set back and really pull. I
don't leave my horses for long out of my sight because
they can pull the rope loose and wander off with the
rope hanging down.
preparation a horse must become accustomed to ropes
around its legs so that it doesn't get frightened
and run off with the rope whipping around. You can
begin by allowing the horse to be free in a small
space with the rope hanging loose. A Natural Horsemanship
trainer in your area can help you with training your
horse to give to the pressure of a rope around a leg.
horse has avoided injury many times because she has
been trained to move away from pressure instead of
following her instinct to push into pressure. Horses
trained this way are more likely to stand calmly and
wait for help when they step into wire or other hazards
instead of fighting and causing themselves injury.