|When you put on the halter on the horse's head it will look like this before you tie
it. The tie end that passes over the horse's poll comes from above and the loop you
tie onto comes from below.
|1. You start by inserting the tie end
through the loop from behind and out towards you.
|2. After that you pass the tie end to the left (towards the horse's head) underneath the loop.
|3. Then pass the tie end to the right
(away from the horse's head) over the
loop and under itself.
|4. Finish by pulling the knot tight and the knot is done.
|1. You start the same way as with the regular rope halter knot by passing the tie end first through and then under the loop.||2. Now, instead of passing the whole end through you pull only a part of it through so that the tie end forms a loop.
||3. Then pull the knot tight and the knot
|4. Unlike the regular rope halter knot, the tie end points in this case forward toward the horse's face. To prevent the tie end from getting into the horse's eyes you can simply stick it under the rope halter so that it points away from the horse's head instead.|
|A rope bridle with knot adjustment will look like this when you receive it (you
can click on the picture to enlarge it). What you use the knot adjustment for on bridles is to adjust the length of the headstall and the throatlatch.
|The actual knot adjustment looks like
this (seen from the side). The end with
the five knots passes over the horse's poll and comes down from above,
whereas the loop that belongs to the left cheekpiece or the throatlatch comes
|1. To undo the knot adjustment you start by sliding down the movable ring knot so that the loop opens.
|2. Then you pull the end with the knots out of the loop and the knot adjustment is now undone. To fasten it again you simply go through the same steps but backwards, first you insert the end back through the loop and then you slide the ring knot back up so that the loop closes around the rope.|
|The ends of the cheekpieces that you are going to attach the bit to will look like
this when you receive your bridle.
|1. To be able to attach a bit you need to open the cheekpiece end and you do that by first sliding the top movable ringknot upwards.||2. Then pull out the end with the knot that is inserted between the two ropes.
|3. The cheekpiece is now open and you can put the bit in place.
||4. To close the cheekpiece again you put the end with the knot back inbetween the two ropes.
||5. Then slide the top ring knot back down again as far as possible and the cheekpiece is closed.
|6. Do the same thing on the other side and you have a bridle that is ready to be used.
|When you receive a product with perma-nent rope connectors the connectors are closed and will look like this.
||1. To open the rope connector you start by sliding down the movable ring knot so that the loop opens.||2. After that you bring the loop over the knot end and the connector is now open.
|3. To attach the rope connector to some-thing, in this case a rope halter, you pass the loop end of the connector through the lead rope loops on the halter.||4. Then bring the loop of the rope connector back over the knot end.
||5. Finish by sliding back the ring knot and the rope connector is now closed again.
|Rope connectors with loops are delivered closed and opens the same way as perma-nent rope connectors.
||1. First you slide down the movable ring knot so that the loop opens.
||2. Then you bring the loop over the knot end and the connector is open. To close it again you simply go through the same steps but backwards, first you bring the loop back over the knot end and then you slide the ring knot back to close the loop.|
|When you have removed the rope connector from the two spliced loops on the neck rope it will look like this.
||1. To put the rope connector back again you start by passing the loop end of the rope connector through one of the spliced loops on the neck rope.||2. After that you insert the knot end be-tween the two ropes on the rope connector.
|3. Pass the loop end of the rope connector through the other spliced loop on the neck rope.
||4. Then bring the loop of the rope connector over the knot end.
||5. Fininsh by sliding the movable ringknot toward the knot end so that the loop closes.|
|If you prefer an easier way to fasten the rope connector you can attach it like this instead of making an eight out of the rope connector.
|1. Rein extenders are quick and easy to attach. You start by inserting the loop end through the bit ring (or whatever you
want to attach your reins to) from behind.
|2. Then insert the loop between the two ropes at the knot end.
||3. Pull it tight.
|4. Slide the ring knot toward the bit ring
to lock the rein extender in place.
|5. Then attach your reins to the loops on the rein extenders and you are ready to ride.