Practice Tying a Quick Release Knot
- Have an adult attach a rope or string to something sturdy, such as the leg of a chair.
- Practice tying a quick release knot following the steps above.
- Release the knot by pulling on the loose end.
- Repeat until you can easily tie and release a quick release knot.
What is a Breakaway Halter?
If a horse or pony panics and pulls back against nylon halter, there is the risk the halter will not break which can lead to injury to the horse. Some nylon halters have a leather crown piece or a tiny leather flap that will break if enough pressure is applied to it. The breakable part of the halter will separate if a horse gets caught on on something, or panics, and allows the horse to break free without injuring itself. Leather halters are a good option as well that will break in an emergency. The risk of a breakaway halter is a horse can break it and get loose, causing injury to itself. Ask your riding instructor what type of halter they recommend.