- 1). Wrap the lead rope two or three times around the ring or beam of the hitching post. This will prevent the knot from becoming too tight.
- 2). Make a small loop in the loose end of the rope. Hold the loose end in your right hand and the snap end of the rope in your left hand.
- 3). Pass the loose end around the attached lead rope, double it, and put the doubled end through the loop. (To remember how to make the knot, think about how the rabbit comes out of the hole, goes around the tree, then goes back down the hole again.)
- 4). Pull the knot snug.
- 5). Pull the loose end if you need to release the horse quickly, but he cannot pull the knot loose.