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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Why You Need to Start Using a Rope Head Collar

A rope head collar can help in a lot of things but most people do not use them!  Here in the UK, they are not used that often although they should be in some cases!

What is a rope head collar? 

A rope head collar is a head collar that was originally hand made by horse owners.  They feature knots at some of the pressure points on the horses face.  It is fastened at the same point as a normal head collar by the owner ties it in a knot.

What does a rope headcollar do? 

A rope head collar is usually used for horses that are hard to handle on the ground or are being trained using groundwork.

The knots on the head collar had pressure points to the horse when the handler adds pressure to the rope.  You need to train the horse to understand the meaning of pressure and release with this headcollar because it can be used negatively.

You must ensure that your use the pressure and release training immediately as the horse will not listen if you don't release as soon as they behave.  Train your horse the back up by wiggling the lead rope up and down.

What is bad about a rope head collar?  

There are a few disadvantages of a rope head collar.  They are the following - 

  • They can be used negatively or can even be used to abuse a horse when used in the wrong way.
  • They do not break, never tie a horse up in one or leave it on in the stable or field. 
  • You need to train the horse will the rope, you can't just put it on and the horse will behave.
  • If you do not add pressure or release immediately then the horse will not listen.  

Do You Need A Rope HeadCollar?

You need a head collar if your horse is pushy, spooky, pull you about or is just rude to handle on the ground.  

Get a trainer who is experienced with using rope head collars to train your horse with it and teach you how to use it.  


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