Quick-Release Knot
 
To avoid injury, a quick release knot is good to use when tying and restraining a horse. This knot can be quickly undone, even when a horse is pulling back. First put the lead rope around a solid object (A), at about the height the horses eyes are when he is standing at rest. Make a large loop with one end(B), then pull a smaller loop (C & D)(made with the free end) through the first loop. 
 
A B C
The second loop is then pulled tight to complete the knot. (E)
D E F
If the horse tends to "play" with the tie, to prevent him from releasing himself, 
the tail end of the rope can be threaded through the first loop to prevent untying.(F)
 
 
 

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