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  •  i quit tethering when little (0+ / 0-)

    Richard nearly sawed his fetlock in 2 on a rope teather.

    Only thing more infuriating than an ignorant man is one who tries to make others ignorant for his own gain. Crashing Vor

    by emmasnacker on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 06:54:12 PM PDT

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    •  how large a rope? I have never seen this (1+ / 0-)
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      after some 50+ years of associating with horses, mules and longears

      •  Duh. yes, the rope was too small. (0+ / 0-)

        Experience when one is young often creates prejudice. Thanks for the conversation about this. I'm still learning every day!

        Only thing more infuriating than an ignorant man is one who tries to make others ignorant for his own gain. Crashing Vor

        by emmasnacker on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 05:29:01 AM PDT

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        •  that is why we always used tether ropes (1+ / 0-)
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          of around 1"-2" diameter; what you are describing sounds more like what we used to call "plow line" ; I learned times had changed yesterday at the hardware when the clerk had no idea what "cow chain" or "plow line" was

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