Wednesday, August 18, 2010

How to tie a rope halter.

I thought I knew how to tie a rope halter until I tied it in front Sensei.
I thought I would share what I learned.

There is a right and a wrong why to tie a rope halter. The wrong way and the halter will loosen as we work, right way it doesn't. I know that I often had to tighten my rope halter when I was doing ground work, this way I don't.

Bring the end though the loop and bring it up tightly.
This is actually a little lose on Corrie, but taking pictures while tying is difficult. This next picture shows the the right way to tie. We are going to tie our knot ON the loop. See how I have brought the part I am going to tie below the where the end comes through the loop

Here I have just made the knot tight. I hope that this is easy to see. I guess I should have done one wrong so you could see that too. The key is that the knot is on the loop, below where the tie come through the loop. That is what holds the loop tight.


  1. Thanks for the info and the pictures. I'm not real good with knots but I may give it a try someday just to see if I can do it.

  2. How are you???
    Just stopping in to say Hello and wish a a goodie day~
    KK and Wa mare~

  3. Great job!
    I used totie rope halters incorrectly until Shirley over at Ride a Good horse did a post on her blog a few months ago, too.

    Check it out:


  4. Very cool. Thanks for sharing this because I was just about to have to go look it back up because it's been so long since I used one I couldn't remember the correct way to do it. I made Chrome a homemade rope halter. I'm so excited and proud of it. :)


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