Question by  simplyellie (89)

What is the purpose of a tie-down on a horse?


Answer by  sooz (644)

A tie-down is a training tool that will help the horse perform given commands better. It helps the horse balance its head when pressure is applied through the reins. The tie-down can also be used in practicing and competing in addition to training and used carefully. A tie-down that is too tight will limit the horses ability to run.


Answer by  afamb (557)

Some of the more high-spirited horses get into a bad habit of throwing their head up/back when being held back by the rider. A tie down prevents this.


Answer by  Melissa76 (282)

The purpose of the tie-down is to keep the horses head from raising to high, which can result in bucking.

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