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  •  Ah. I was thinking something smaller. (0+ / 0-)

    Sledge would work, long as he's harness broke!
    Not sure I would do well around your neck of the woods. Mine have been regular escapees when grass comes in everywhere except in their pasture. Neighbors are quite kind about it.
    Most times, I'm only about 10 minutes behind them.
    Hope you can get the problem under control. Hobbles?

    Only thing more infuriating than an ignorant man is one who tries to make others ignorant for his own gain. Crashing Vor

    by emmasnacker on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 05:14:11 PM PDT

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    •  working on it now; don't like hobbles (0+ / 0-)

      I am also considering tethering her until the summer grass comes in fully.  Around here, SPCA and Animal Control is very aggressive and will confiscate animals for smallest infraction, nothing like what it was when I was growing up

      •  i quit tethering when little (0+ / 0-)

        Richard nearly sawed his fetlock in 2 on a rope teather.

        Only thing more infuriating than an ignorant man is one who tries to make others ignorant for his own gain. Crashing Vor

        by emmasnacker on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 06:54:12 PM PDT

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        •  how large a rope? I have never seen this (1+ / 0-)
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          after some 50+ years of associating with horses, mules and longears

          •  Duh. yes, the rope was too small. (0+ / 0-)

            Experience when one is young often creates prejudice. Thanks for the conversation about this. I'm still learning every day!

            Only thing more infuriating than an ignorant man is one who tries to make others ignorant for his own gain. Crashing Vor

            by emmasnacker on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 05:29:01 AM PDT

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            •  that is why we always used tether ropes (1+ / 0-)
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              of around 1"-2" diameter; what you are describing sounds more like what we used to call "plow line" ; I learned times had changed yesterday at the hardware when the clerk had no idea what "cow chain" or "plow line" was

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