How to Make a Temporary Bow Line Knotted Halter for a Horse



Every now and then, you may have need of a temporary halter for a horse. This halter is made by putting the end of a long rope around the neck of the horse and then tying a common bow-line knot.

Steps

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    Put the long end of the halter around the horse's neck and tie a bow-line knot. The image shows the steps in tying such a knot.
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    Put a loop over the horse's nose.
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    Follow this with a second loop. Pass the rope around the horse's head twice.
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    Pass the second loop under the first.
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    Make sure that the second loop is long enough to pass over the ears of the horse.
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    Have the halter sit over the ears and forelock. It is now completed.

Tips

  • Practice the knot before trying this on the horse. The least amount of time spent fiddling around your horse's head, the better.

Things You'll Need

  • Rope

Sources and Citations

  • A. Hyatt Verrill, Knots, Splices and Ropework; public domain resource - this eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Gutenberg. Original source of article.

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