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Tie Ring Basics

1. LEAD ROPES & TYING OPTIONS
2. Installation
3. Applications

Lead Ropes
Different lead ropes offer varying degrees of hold. For example, a brand new poly lead rope may have less hold than an older, cotton lead rope that has been hanging in your barn for years. Experiment with different lead ropes around your barn and you'll see how different ropes work.

Often, it will only be necessary to use the Level One tying method, because your lead rope offers enough hold to support your horse. But note, if you can't pull the lead rope through the Blocker Tie Ring, you are probably using more hold than necessary to support most horses.

The suggested length of lead rope between your horse and the Blocker Tie Ring is approximately three feet. You may need more or less depending on your horse.

Tying Options
The Blocker Tie Ring allows you to regulate the amount of hold by using one or more of the three different tying options. In addition, you can increase the hold by as little as a few pounds or as much as several hundred pounds, simply by changing the type of lead rope that you use.

Level 1
Basic Hold

This basic tying option offers the least amount of hold for your horse.
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Step 1-1 After installing the Blocker Tie Ring, double-up the lead rope approximately three feet from the snap end and make a loop. Insert the loop through the large ring of the Blocker Tie Ring. Next, push the tongue of the Tie Ring up through the loop in the rope.
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Step 1-2 Pull both ends of the lead rope straight down to lock in place.
Level 2
Medium Hold

Offers more support and hold for your horse.
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Step 2-1 Starting with your lead rope tied at Level One, bring the loose end of the lead rope behind the snap end of the lead rope.
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Step 2-2 With your finger, push the Tie Ring tongue out. Bring the lead rope up and behind the Tie Ring and down over the tongue, making a circle.
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Step 2-3 Grasp the end of the lead rope that is attached to your horse and pull down to lock in place.
Level 3
Maximum Hold

Offers the most hold and support for your horse. If you can't pull the lead rope through the Tie Ring, you probably are using more hold than necessary.
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Step 3-1 Starting with your lead rope tied at Level Two, grasp the tail end of the lead rope that is attached to your horse. This creates the most hold possible while still allowing a release.

 

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