The Blocker Tie Ring
After seeing horses panic and get hurt when tied solid, horse trainer Ted Blocker developed a safer and more humane way to tie a horse. He invented the Blocker Tie Ring to be used in cross ties, single ties, groom and tack areas, wash racks, picket lines, outside and inside of horse trailers or anywhere you tie your horse. While allowing some pull-through of the horse's lead, the degree of hold can be regulated by one of several tying options from as little as a few pounds or as much as a few hundred pounds, depending on the horse and the situation. When the horse pulls hard enough, he can pull some slack in the lead rope which releases pressure and the source of pain and panic. This reduces the threat to the horse dramatically as well as allowing the horse to pull himself enough slack to get up should he fall down, such as in a trailer. Comes complete with Tie Ring, Shackle, Eye Bolt and instructions. Easy to install and remove for use around the barn or trailer.
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