quick release knot cowgirl magazine
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Safely tying your horse is very important! Experts agree that a quick release knot is the best one to use. In the event of an emergency like a panicked horse, you can quickly untie them with a simple pull. It’s also easy to tie once you learn the steps.

For starters, you’ll want to tie your horse to a sturdy object like a hitching pole. They should be tied at wither height. You can allow for some slack, but not enough that the horse could lower their head and get a leg over.

Riding Warehouse created a simple tutorial that will walk you through the steps!

Remember, practice makes perfect! You should try tying the knot a few times before you leave your horse standing. Make sure you can also undo it quickly.

Everyone at your barn should always practice safe handling when with the horses.