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randemtam
Reg. Jun 2007
Posted 2012-01-22 6:25 PM (#140203)
Subject: Best Hi-Tie System


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I would like to install a Hi-Tie, or similar, system to my trailer. Any advice on which is better? Do you like your tie? Any installation pointers? Do you have any problem with your horse rubbing on your trailer (like his rear)?

Thanks very much!

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Painted Horse
Reg. May 2005
Posted 2012-01-22 7:02 PM (#140204 - in reply to #140203)
Subject: RE: Best Hi-Tie System



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Tammy, I have only used the HiTie product. But it has worked very well for me on several trailers.

We often camp in the desert and there just are no trees to highline off. So tying to the trailer is a must. And a HiTie is essential,  Especially if I want any sleep.  I don't know what else to tell you, They work great..

Make sure you drill and install the bolts THRU a metal stud in your trailer wall. I saw one trailer, where the installer drilled thru just the sheet metal and when the horses gave a little tug, it pulled the bolts thru the sheet metal of the trailer wall. I've always installed my own and made sure I got a good anchor point, and I've never had a problem when a horse pulls hard.

Personally, I'd mount them as high as possible. But then I'm a tall man. A shorter person may want to mount them lower, But the lower you mount them, the shorter the lead and the smaller the area the horse has to move around in.

 

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randemtam
Reg. Jun 2007
Posted 2012-01-22 7:38 PM (#140206 - in reply to #140204)
Subject: RE: Best Hi-Tie System


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Thanks Painted Horse! I was hoping you would reply because I thought you use these ties. Now to convince the other half...I'm assuming they are not too hard to install?  That's great advice about the height. I am a short person but I do carry a stool (read small ladder) in my trailer at all times :)   It sure comes in handy!
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Painted Horse
Reg. May 2005
Posted 2012-01-22 11:26 PM (#140217 - in reply to #140206)
Subject: RE: Best Hi-Tie System



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It's only 2 bolts on each Hitie.  The hard part is finding the studs behind the skin of the your trailer.  If you have rivets it's pretty easy.  If they used a double sided tape, It's a little more of a challenge

Find the structural framing member, and just drill the two holes.  The rest is easy to install 

But it's always scary to drill holes in a new trailer

 

 

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pinkmouse
Reg. Jan 2009
Posted 2012-02-06 11:30 AM (#140579 - in reply to #140203)
Subject: RE: Best Hi-Tie System


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After lots of searching, I purchased the Spring Tie system - it's all metal.  My research showed that after time the fiberglass rod would give you glass splinters. 

One thing that was not mentioned in the instructions was that the mount has a left/right due to the offset of the holes for the pin.  There is a couple of a degree offset that allows the tie to lie flat against the trailer when not in use - if you install the mount upside down the end of the arm sticks out about 6 inches.

I did not install the travel clip - I prefer to remove the arm and store it in the trailer.  As they are an expensive item, I don't want to take a chance of it getting stolen.

Make sure you have either a breakaway halter or a breakaway section on your tie rope.

Before you mount the bracket, mock it up with your horse and move him to the maximum distance he could travel.  After I had my horse where I was considering installing the mount, I changed my mind.  Remember, their butt can travel pretty far from the tie - I could have ended up with manure piles right outside my door!!

You need to park your trailer MUCH further from your neighbor - the horse has a significantly larger travel area.

I love the flexibility the system gives me.  My horse has much better visibility of his surroundings and seems more relaxed.



Edited by pinkmouse 2012-02-06 11:32 AM
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jackbrat
Reg. Sep 2005
Posted 2012-03-06 10:50 PM (#141739 - in reply to #140203)
Subject: RE: Best Hi-Tie System


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There is one called Tie-Rite. If you are a shorter person, this may be the right one for you. Check you-tube for their video.
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Dunoir
Reg. Sep 2005
Posted 2012-03-07 11:32 AM (#141759 - in reply to #140203)
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I have the Tie-Rite system and love it.  But I don't think it's sold anymore.  I'll be using it this weekend.
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daafy
Reg. Apr 2006
Posted 2013-08-12 8:12 AM (#153956 - in reply to #140203)
Subject: RE: Best Hi-Tie System


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Word of caution...if you live in a dry climate the older TieRites get brittle and can break. My system is about eight years old and a few months ago one broke while my horse was tied to it. Fortunately I was right there to catch him when it happened. I called the company and they were gracious about replacing my poles at no charge (had a few laying around in the warehouse)and said they have changed the design/material in their newer models. Not sure if the newer poles are compatible with the older braces.
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mohsinj677
Reg. Aug 2013
Posted 2013-08-16 7:28 AM (#154042 - in reply to #140203)
Subject: RE: Best Hi-Tie System


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walkin
Reg. Jan 2005
Posted 2013-08-18 7:57 AM (#154082 - in reply to #140203)
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Arieldouglas
Reg. Aug 2013
Posted 2013-08-18 10:44 AM (#154085 - in reply to #140203)
Subject: RE: Best Hi-Tie System



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Another idea I've seen but never used myself. Fellow had a pole that fit the receiver on his truck. It sticks up about seven feet. He then runs a high line from the trailer to the truck and has room to tie off the four horses he hauls.
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