If you have ever wanted to learn how to a , then this is the blog post for you. In it we will go over the process of tying a -by-. If you are new to horsemanship or western , then this article might be especially helpful because it includes terminology that beginners might not know.
What is a used for?
are a versatile piece of equipment for anyone in the barn. It's quick and easy to on any that enters your gate, with a little practice. It can be used as a for horses, but its primary purpose is for communication when training or . Often used in when and release training is being used.
A is not the same as a , they are very strong and should never be used to a in a trailer and shouldn't be left on when turning a out into a paddock.
What is a ?
A is a headpiece for horses that can be made from either or cotton. It is designed to allow for clear communication with the through its use. A is used for training, and should not be used to a up or to turn him out in the field.
A good is light and typically will not have any extra features, such as metal loops or fur attached to the or poll.
A good is made of supple, lightweight ropes that balance strength and weight. They should not feel excessively heavy to the touch. The tope itself should be thin for clear communication and should of course be the correct size for you your .
Tying a : Step by step
It's much easier to demonstrate than to describe, so in this video 'how to' Bev Walton demonstrates how to a correctly, ensuring that it is fitted comfortably, safely and securely.
So we're going to pass our arm over the top, hold the nose piece and the headstall in one hand. Bring the headstall over the top and bring your horse's head towards you before putting on the nose piece.
Once you've done that, we need to thread the headstall down through the loop and adjust fit. Now the tie in needs to be tied on this double loop using a letter C; make the letter C and go around the back and thread through, to tighten pull on the headstall.
Now you'll notice if you make the letter C, the remaining piece of rope you have left is coming away from the eye. If you make a letter D, it will go into the eye. Also, if you tie it above instead of below the loop, the whole headstall will be able to slide down, and they'll come off the nose. So it needs to be a letter C. round the back through on the double loop. Pull from the top; there you have a correctly tied rope halter.
What is the best for a ?
The best ropes for a are typically made of or cotton and tied with a one-inch diameter . The most common length is long enough to around the 's ears, as well as under its chin. These ropes should be lightweight, strong and supple in order to communicate with the properly!