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. 
The second loop is then pulled tight to complete the knot. (E)
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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