Barn Safety Tie-up
by Mike Laughlin
tying up horses is a prime concern for all horse owners.
Here is a neat setup used by buckaroos in the horse barn
at the Warm Springs Ranch near Eureka, Nevada. This tie-up
gives the horse some freedom of movement for eating and
you can move him over in his stall while saddling, yet he
cannot become tangled in the lead rope. The danger of his
pulling back is also reduced by the angle of the tie-up.
A rope is looped and tied with a square
knot over a ceiling beam. A ring, such as an old cinch ring
is tied onto the other end using a bowline knot. The total
length should be well above the point of a horse's shoulder.
A halter's lead rope can then be tied into the ring and
daisy-chained to avoid dangling ends.
This article was first published
in Western Horseman Magazine.