A horse ground hitched with a lead rope. Because they will soon step on the reins or rope and stop themseves if they try walking around, most horses quickly learn to stand ground hitched. Photo by Bob Lemen.
Ground tying demonstrates a high level of obedience and self-control on the part of the horse. It is a skill that can be extremely useful for a working horseman, when trail riding or simply as a mental exercise for a horse! Before teaching your horse to ground tie, they should be able to stand quietly when tied.
When your horse stands quietly at the mounting block, step onto the block. When he stands as you do this, step down from the block. Reward him either with praise, a treat or a pat every time he stands. Repeat a couple of times or as many times as you need until he stands as you are stepping onto the block.
Lead your horse into the grooming area and ask him to stand still in the middle as if he were tied, but don’t attach the cross-ties. Ask your assistant to hold him with the lead shank while you go about your grooming routine quietly and confidently.
To stop your horse from pulling back when tied requires a long cotton rope, a nylon halter, and a sturdy, well-secured snubbing post. The post should not break or give way when the horse sets back. Remember to tie in an area that has good, soft footing in case the horse falls.
In the western discipline, a tie-down is a piece of equipment that consists of a strap running from the girth strap to a noseband. This strap gives the horse something to balance on when moving at high rates of speed and changing direction.
Tieing, commonly spelled as tying, is defined as forming a knot or a connection between two or more people. An example of tieing is to form a bow in a scarf.
The Blocker Tie Ring works WITH the horse. When the horse pulls hard on the lead, some of the rope slips through the tie ring – releasing pressure AND the source of panic. If the horse falls in a trailer, it can pull enough slack to get itself back up.
Pulling Down on the Nose or Poll
And it is another way to make your horse head shy. This includes flicking a whip, lead rope, or waving the lead rope in a way that makes the horse throw its head back and perhaps even steps back.31 мая 2019 г.