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The Pocket Guide to Equine Knots

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Most Important Knots for Horse and Rider by Dan Aadland Practical knots for every barn, stable, and corral.

As anyone who has ever stepped foot into a barn knows well, riding, handling, and caring for a horse is no easy task. Learning how to correctly tie knots can make things easier, but with more than four thousand different types of knots out there, the choices can be overwhelming. Experienced trainer and breeder Dan Aadland is here to help with The Pocket Guide to Equine Knots, a compact guidebook filled with only the most useful and practical knots for dealing with horses. Here, you’ll learn to recognize a “good” knot—a knot that holds but can be untied after pressure. You’ll look into the world of hitches (systems for packing items onto a horse) and splices (useful ways of joining ropes and creating loops). And you’ll learn step-by-step how to properly tie dozens of different knots, including:

Square knot
And many more

So whether you’re an experienced rider or you’re about to head out on the trail for the first time, The Pocket Guide to Equine Knots is guaranteed to help you as you ride off towards your next adventure.

Softcover, 208 pages.

6 reviews for The Pocket Guide to Equine Knots

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Perfect size, and a fantastic resource. I’m hopeless with knots and my boyscout husband despairs of teaching me. With this guide I now feel like I can tie my horse safely and know he won’t get loose. Hooray!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great book, my husband loves it and is teaching our grandson to tie the knots with it. This is really a helpful, useful book.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    A very handy book to keep around. Good pictures and a nice size. Good explanations of how and when to use specific knots.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Wonderful book with great pictures I am able to follow. I have learned so many knots from this book that I now can’t live without. I take a knot and practice it most days until I can’t forget it, and this book will show you how to do that!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Handy book to have around. Easy to follow directions even for those that struggle with knots!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paula Zima

    This is a delightful book to have around. It’s written in a way that tells
    a story as it goes along, explaining why certain knots are used and when.
    There are great photos showing the steps to tying them, uses of the
    variations, and lots of wisdom about it all along the way.

    I love knots, in ropes, not minds. This little book has set me straight
    on a few things, such as the tiny detail I’d forgotten that has kept my bowlines from being fail-proof over the years.

    Dan Aadland’s book has useful knots for anything having to do with
    horses, from backyard to stable to packing in the mountains.
    They aren’t all the knots that exist, just the ones you may need.

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