Tying: Trailer Ties Copy
Trailer ties are often used in stalls, and may be utilized in the practical. The trailer tie has one or two quick-release snaps which take the place of a quick-release knot, and they’re also made short just for tying, not leading, so you don’t have the possibility of too much slack for the horse to get tangled in. You may clip the quick-release end to the halter or to the wall. Both have advantages and disadvantages. If the clip is attached to the halter and the horse falls or is struggling, it may be impossible to reach the clip to free the horse…in which case you may have to cut the tie instead. If the clip is attached to the wall, you will be able to get to the clip easier to rescue the horse and then you have a makeshift lead to control the horse, but if the horse gets loose he may injury himself if the tie is swinging or he is struck by the clip. You will use your best judgment in any case and such instances are fortunately rare.