This fully illustrated, compact guide covers the essential knots every horseback rider and owner needs to know.
Riding, handling, and caring for a horse is no easy task. It requires special knowledge and skills—not least of which is the ability to tie stable, solid knots. In this guide, veteran horse trainer Dan Aadland explains the best knots for use in the barn, on the trail, or anywhere you bring your horse.
Here, you’ll learn to recognize a “good” knot—one that holds firm but can be easily untied when needed. You’ll discover the world of hitches (systems for packing items onto a horse) and splices (useful ways of joining ropes and creating loops). And you’ll learn step-by-step how to properly tie dozens of different knots, including:Square knotBowknotHitchAnd many more