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Video: Emergency Stop Using Pulley Rein

This technique can stop your horse if you find yourself in a runaway situation on the trail.

April 2013 Extra

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In the April 2013 issue of Horse Illustrated, Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) instructor Teddy Franke explains how to keep your horse from taking off on the trail on the way back to the barn.

"If you find yourself in a runaway situation on the trail, remember to stay calm and keep your eyes up," writes Franke. "With one hand, grab your horse's mane. Use your free hand to pull his head in a circle. If a circle is not possible on the trail you are on, do a pulley-rein stop, planting one hand on your horse's neck and pulling the other hand straight back and up."

Watch how the emergency pulley-rein technique is executed in the video below from the CHA.

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Natalie    Edson, AB

8/22/2015 12:31:49 PM

Loved this method, and really liked the way you explained it! Another great tip from a Great Teacher!

Sandy    somewhere, NM

12/24/2014 5:48:44 AM

Like the word whoa mixed with a good spur stop on my horses.

Patti    Long Beach, NY

12/11/2014 6:28:22 AM

Nice to have another way to stop a run-a-way

Marion    Sussex, NJ

11/5/2014 6:24:11 AM

Like this idea much better than the one rein stop! Great for skinny areas on the trail head.

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