Imagine, your horse is good and never pulls back.. Until that one time they did it, and now your “quick release” isn’t so quick. The knot is soooo tight there is nothing you can do except cut it off.

Well, this handy knot will never get too tight where your only option is the knife. It might take a few extra seconds but its worth it!

I don’t know what the name of this knot is, but I discovered it while interning in South Dakota.


They used it almost every day, every time they wanted a horse tied. For some reason it took me a while to remember the steps properly. But save this page and video for future reference when you need it.

No more “quick release” and no more cutting leads off your trailer.