I too, have been around "big" horses all my life, and have heard and seen terrible things that have happened because of tying with rope halters. If you read-up about them, it is even written that they are NOT for tying...at all.I have been around the big horses and know many a people that only use rope halters including for tieing.
My guess is that the halter was not tied right. When tied right they don't get tighter.frekles93 said:[SIZE=14pt] This pulled the ROPE HALTER tight over his head and damaged a facial nerve. [/SIZE]April
That would matter, actually, in which direction the horse was straining. Even if the halter doesn't "pull tighter" per se...it will still put massive pressure against the face on the opposite side of the pull.My guess is that the halter was not tied right. When tied right they don't get tighter.