You Rope The Horses Feet?

Why rope your horses feet? Well, it’s not how we catch them. This video shows one of our training methods. Using a rope around the feet teaches the horse to let you handle their feet safely. It also prepares your horse for those unexpected situation where a leg gets caught in briars or a fence. We usually start with a soft rope that can be loosed quickly and easily. Once the horse accepts the process, we use a lariat or whatever is handy. The horse in the video is one we have mentioned before. Although Montana is an excellent little mare, every horse on the ranch is handled the same way. We want our horses to know how to react if they suddenly find a foot caught or tangled in something we didn’t see.

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