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  • Crocheted Ear Nets

    My horse was having trouble with bugs, so I got her one of those crocheted nets for her ears. It fits nicely under her bridle and does the trick, but I'm a little confused with what to do with the extra string on the throatlatch-thing. Tuck it under something? Tie it up? Is there an authoritative answer here?
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    I usually end up just cutting them off. Looks better than having the string tied up.

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    • #3
      I cut mine off. I've heard you can burn the end of it as well, but I just cut mine off. Knowing me, the whole thing would have lit on fire.
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      • #4
        I cut mine or wind it evenly around the throatlatch and tie the end in a knot on the other side.
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        • #5
          I make a little loop to match the little loop on the other side, knot it, and then cut the remaining part off. That gives you a little loop on each side to thread the throatlatch thru.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Peggy View Post
            I make a little loop to match the little loop on the other side, knot it, and then cut the remaining part off. That gives you a little loop on each side to thread the throatlatch thru.

            that's a really good idea.
            I usually just tie it to the other side, but that sounds like a better idea.
            Oldenburgs do it better

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            • #7
              Now, I'm not sure how many bad things would have to happen all at once to make you glad that you anchored your horse's hat, but I somehow feel better knowing that it's well attached.
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              • #8
                My horse's ears always come off no matter how I secure them. I typically wrap that long piece around the throatlatch and tie it to the other side.
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                • #9
                  I cut them off, but I like the double loop idea! I've never had a horse whose throat was actually small enough to loop it around the way it was designed without being too tight.

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                  • #10
                    I tie it like a rope halter and then loop the extra part over the poll and tuck it somewhere in the net. Never occurred to me to cut it off, interestingly enough. I think I'll do that today.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Peggy View Post
                      Now, I'm not sure how many bad things would have to happen all at once to make you glad that you anchored your horse's hat, but I somehow feel better knowing that it's well attached.
                      'hold on to your hats ladies ... geldings, its going to be a bumpy ride'
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                        Thanks! I think I'll try the loop idea.
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