Thursday, July 29, 2010

Using the Bowline Knot

Jedd in Texas sent the folowing comment: "Hey Functional Horseman, enjoy your vids,. can you tell me some more uses for the Bowline knot?"

Well Jedd I use the bowline knot to tie ropes to anchor points to secure hay loads; secure ropes to fixed points such as rocks to make a controlled descent down a steep slope, but since you should not use the bowline or any knot without a quick release for tieing horse, probably the best use of this knot on horses is to make your own lariat using a small bowline as the honda.

Sometimes I'll just use length of rope with a bowline tied at one end to make a field expedient catch rope then halter. See the video below.

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