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Addressing Cross-Tying Problems

When it comes to horse-tying situations gone wrong, nothing is as scary as a horse reacting in cross-ties. Unlike other tying methods, if the horse pulls back in cross-ties, he doesn’t ever get a release of pressure, which often causes him to panic and get into a wreck.

“As a general rule, I don’t like to use cross-ties because it’s too easy for things to go dangerously wrong with them,” Clinton says. “However, in some situations you may need to use cross-ties, and if something comes up, it’s important to know how to safely handle the situation.”

In the training guide, “Correcting Cross-Tie Problems,” Clinton discusses how to properly prepare your horse to use cross-ties and how to fix common issues such as the horse pawing or fidgeting while tied up. Read the detailed guide on the Downunder Horsemanship website.