|We went through at least 3 holes in this crownpiece|
|Brand new halter? Not anymore|
|He really didn't like this one I guess|
To try and solve this problem I've tried using a blocker tie ring (see an example here, really cool and worked well but I just don't have one of my own), bungee crossties, looping the leadrope loosely around the rail or tie ring, just tight enough to let Charlie know he was tied but able to loosen up under tension. Every time I'd think he was getting better we'd lose another halter. Grrr. Luckily Jan had some ideas and offered to try a new approach.
The way it works is by using a long line that is attached from the horse's halter, looped around the tie post, and then to you. You position the horse about 20 feet back from the tying post while you stand at about a 45 degree angle on the other end of the line and then you gently apply pressure on the line while clucking to encourage the horse to take a step toward the post.
|Feeling the pressure|
|I think I'll back out of it|
|Ok, maybe I can take a step|
|No no no!|
|Ok, maybe this isn't so bad|
|Huh. I didn't die.|
|Massage time :)|