Handling & Restraints

Handling & Restraints - Handling Horses Haltering...

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Handling Horses
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Haltering Correct way Put lead line over neck Reach over with hand and grasp crown Place muzzle through halter Buckle crown piece Do not flop the crown piece over the  head Scares horses   head shy
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Fitting the Halter Noseband tight enough Can’t put a foot through Cheekbone 2 fingers below Throatlatch Fit a fist between throat and strap
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Halter Safety Do not leave halter on unattended horses Get caught and cause injury or distress If halter required to be left on   leather Leather breaks easily in case of emergency 
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Leading Left or near side of the horse Shoulder to throatlatch Use two hands Don’t drag horse Turn horse away from you Never towards you   step on your toes
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Turning Horse Away
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Leading Safety Use two hands Never wrap lead line around any part of body Never hold onto halter when leading Whenever in doubt – let go! Lead horse all the way through gate and turn horse 
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