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hmeyer
Clinician



USA
2194 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2008 :  10:43:06 AM  Show Profile Send hmeyer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lovelltrng

I am excited to try the highline this summer on my camp trip.

Me too! I got Adam a highline kit from Outfitter's Supply for Christmas. It includes a 100' rope, tree saver straps, four in-line swivel ties, and a carrying bag. Hope he lets me tie up to it also!!

"You learn a thing a day, you store up smart" - Festus Haggen

"A manís soul canít be hidden,
From the creatures in his care." -
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hoopski
Advanced Rider

USA
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Posted - 02/18/2008 :  1:37:28 PM  Show Profile Send hoopski a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Does anyone have any thoughts on the merits of high lining two horses on separate lines vs. on the same line? My first thought is that separate lines would keep a spooked horse from affecting the 2nd horse as much.
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puddleplasher
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USA
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Posted - 02/19/2008 :  11:31:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit puddleplasher's Homepage Send puddleplasher a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, yes, it's true, separate lines means less for a spooked horse to bung up. I'm recalling one middle-of-the-night where (as far as we could tell) one horse woke suddenly from a bad dream and managed to pull one end of the highline completely down. With the other horses reacting (not violently, just moving around) it ended up as a big spiderweb, like one of those kids games to untangle: "ok, you lead your horse between those two, and now YOU lead yours over the rope here..." Fortunately everyone was calm, even the bad-dreamer, and we all stumbled back off to bed in just a few minutes. So if it's possible, separate lines might be better, but it's not always possible.

On a separate note, I've heard of people setting up a highline between two trailers, where the line runs from a tie point on the outside of one trailer over the top of it, across a large gap between them, over the top of the other trailer, and tied off to the far side of the second trailer. The horses end up between the two trailers. Has anyone tried this? It seems like it would be a good setup if you're in open area with no trees...

'plash

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