Rope Halter - The RIGHT Way
I LOVE my rope halters, for various reasons that I find useful day to day when I am working my horses. There are many different styles, some with nose knots, some without, some are soft and some are more firm. But the one thing they all have in common is the need to secure the halter with the correct halter tie.
There is a right way and wrong way to tie your halters, and it can get confusing. This picture shows the correct way to tie. Your knot is tied around the black colored loop, not on top of it, and your tail end is pointed towards your horses's rear.
I found staring at a picture and practicing over and over again, finally ingrained it into my brain and its like second nature to me now. Kinda like tying those dang macate reins, I hardly do it, so I usually have to give my self a reminder picture on how to loop the rope.
If you tie your knot (the red rope) on top of the black loop and around itself, when your horse pulls back or somehow the knot gets very tight, you are going to have a heck of a time trying to get it undone. If your (red) knot is tied around the black loop as pictured, you will have a much easier time getting it loose because you have the top of the black loop to push on with your thumb to loosen things up. Much easier!
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