Halter hitch

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Halter hitch
Category Hitch
Related Falconer's knot, Slippery hitch, Siberian hitch
Releasing quick-release
Typical use tethering animals
ABoK #243, #1715, #1804, #1826

The halter hitch is a type of knot used to connect a rope to an object. As the name implies it is useful in tying the lead rope, which is attached to the halter, to a post or hitching rail. The benefit of the halter hitch is that it can be released by pulling on one end of the rope. Even if there is tension on the rope, it can still be released with ease. Some sources show the knot being finished with the free end running through the slipped loop to prevent it from working loose or being untied by a clever animal, still allowing easy but not instant untying.[1][2]


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  1. ^ Ashley, Clifford W. (1944). "The Ashley Book of Knots". New York: Doubleday. p. 305 
  2. ^ Elser, Smoke; Brown, Bill (1980). Packin' in on Mules and Horses. Missoula: Mountain Press. pp. 111–113. ISBN 0-87842-127-0. 

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