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oncidium

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Re: Trailering : To tie or not to tie ?
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2017, 06:17:41 pm »

Always a bungee!

Bungee, bungee, bungee, bungee, bungee, bungee, bungee, bungee, bungee!

O

Psst, your turn!

Ok why not a bungee?  Mine are fancy and long and really nice.  They seem to work fine.  So do some 'splain'n babe!


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Walkin45

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Re: Trailering : To tie or not to tie ?
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2017, 06:51:43 pm »

Never , never , ever , ever , a bungee.
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KysaSD

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Re: Trailering : To tie or not to tie ?
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2017, 08:42:48 pm »

Having been present when a horse pulled back and broke a bungee, I agree, never ever.  In the two cases I witnessed, there were no injuries....but just by the grace of God. 
What is left of the bungee snaps back, HARD!
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kckc

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Re: Trailering : To tie or not to tie ?
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2017, 09:38:24 pm »

I am definitely anti-bungee...
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Re: Trailering : To tie or not to tie ?
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2017, 06:09:29 am »

Many stories online about injuries to both horses and owners due
to a bungees breaking. Remember the 5 most dangerous words in
the English Language    " It won't happen to me"
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oncidium

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Re: Trailering : To tie or not to tie ?
« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2017, 09:23:05 am »

Always always always always a bungee, one end a bull snap the other a panic snap.  I think of if I was in an accident and trying to get the horse out quickly.  A hard tied lead rope may be more difficult, a bungee - easier I see it.

I do not tie a horse outside the trailer with a bungee.  Just inside. 

The bungee has some give to it.  Any pull back, then any forward is a release. 

I have heard of tales of: bungees, loose in the trailer, lead ropes in hauling - slant, stock, straight, side by side. 

To each their own.

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Walkin45

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Re: Trailering : To tie or not to tie ?
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2017, 09:26:24 am »

My trailer ties have bull snap one end, quick release  on other end. I leave lead tied around neck.
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Re: Trailering : To tie or not to tie ?
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2017, 09:46:58 am »

Always always always always a bungee, one end a bull snap the other a panic snap.  I think of if I was in an accident and trying to get the horse out quickly.  A hard tied lead rope may be more difficult, a bungee - easier I see it.

I do not tie a horse outside the trailer with a bungee.  Just inside. 

The bungee has some give to it.  Any pull back, then any forward is a release. 

I have heard of tales of: bungees, loose in the trailer, lead ropes in hauling - slant, stock, straight, side by side. 

To each their own.

O


This is EXACTLY how we do it. Furthermore, tying long is an invitation to a horse stepping over the rope and a rodeo ensuing.
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Re: Trailering : To tie or not to tie ?
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2017, 10:12:44 am »

How long is the key.. I like head down but unless rearing can't get leg over.    I have hurt myself with bungee type ties so no way I'm letting a horse pull on them... they break without warning and from my experience using them for other things, they are of course not as strong and if you don't know how many times they've been stretched you might not know when they are finished or dry rotted... heck, I almost put out my own eye with one of those things.... eek...
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Re: Trailering : To tie or not to tie ?
« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2017, 02:42:00 pm »

I witnessed a friend's gelding sitting back against a bungee style trailer tie and he stubbornly proceeded to fight it all the way, to the point his hind feet were on the ground, his front feet were trying to step off onto the ground...backing out of the first stall in a 2H slant. It finally 'shredded' and exploded, sending a cascade of rubber strips into his face. He sort of grunted and that was that. He 'won' I guess and thank goodness it wasn't the hardware that failed, but the rubber. We were both afraid to approach the whole mess for fear of getting hurt or killed by flying hardware.

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Re: Trailering : To tie or not to tie ?
« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2017, 03:26:50 pm »

I don't tie my guys.
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Re: Trailering : To tie or not to tie ?
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2017, 05:06:12 pm »

Always a trailer tie. ,,, never a bungee.  Our retired Paso always backed out of the trailer quick.
I didn't get him unhooked fast enough one time and he pulled back and kept going till the bungee snapped,
Snapped back towards me, lucky it didn't hit me in the face or worse.

Took it out of the trailer and threw them away. NEVER a bungee.
Our trailer tikes have a panic snap at one end
« Last Edit: September 12, 2017, 05:09:00 pm by ClaudiaIN »
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