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How long does everyone tie their horses up in the float? I tie mine loose but not loose enough that they can turn around because I feel mean tying them up tight

How long does everyone tie their horses up in the float? I tie mine loose but not loose enough that they can turn around because I feel mean tying them up tight
I personally tie them up just enough so they can lean on the tailgate for balance. I've personally had experiences with my horse getting his head under the bar and trashing the whole float, so I feel it's safer to only give them the amount of extra lead they need. I guess this will depend horse to horse, though.
I’d say loose enough for them to move their faces and to eat etc, but definitely not too loose where you are putting them in danger