This video is a great example of the type of communication control you gain when using the Come-A-Long Rope to achieve the Come-A-Long Hitch.
As seen in all of Steve’s halter training videos. The Come-A-Long Rope delivers maximum communication to trainers while training their mules.
Halter Training with the Come-A-Long Rope
Unlike a rope halter, which communicates with minimal points of contact and with moderate effectiveness, the Come-A-Long Rope delivers simultaneous points of contact for commanding the animal during halter training. Using one rope you can communicate to go forward, go backward, turn right, and turn left. When the animal responds to the pressure from the Come-A-Long Rope, they are immediately rewarded with the release of pressure and, ultimately, comfort.
The Come-A-Long Rope is a triple strand wax coated rope made especially for Queen Valley Mule Ranch and to Steve’s specifications. Each rope measures 25′ 5/16″.
|Dimensions||9.25 × 6 × 2 in|
Can the Come-A-Long Rope be used on a horse?
The come-a-long rope can be used by all equine. Always be extremely careful when using on horses horses because they do not embrace against pressure like mules and donkeys do. Horses tend to go to pressure. What happens is the horse can rare or pull back under flight or fright problems. And that can cause a problem with the animal going up in the air and maybe hitting someone with their front legs. I learned this technique from Nick West in Alberta, Canada. He always used it on horses because they rarely have mules to deal with but he would start all his colts with the come-a-long rope. If Nick started to have problems with his horses he would start with the come-a-long rope. Nick West did it for a living and was ranch raised and was a rancher all his life and I’ve learned all of this from him.
As always, a word of caution: You have a chance to be in danger every time you are working around an equine.
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Queen Valley Mule Ranch
1855 W Running Deer
Queen Valley, AZ 85118
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