Casting Of Cattle

3. Place strand 2 over the strand under which I was placed, and under the next.

4. Place strand 3 over the strand under which 2 was placed, and under the next. Strand 3 should come out of the standing part at the same point that strand 1 went in.

5. Continue weaving and tucking the strands as in the crown splice and the short splice.

A modification of the eye splice, called the side splice, is used in splicing the end of one rope into the standing part of another rope.

410. The loop splice Ls used for making a loop or eye in a rope at a point not at the end. It is used principally in making rope halters. It is made as follows:

1, Raise two strands of part 2 and pass part 1 through (sec Fig. 351).

2. Raise two strands in part 1, at a -point thai will give the desired size of finished loop, and pass part 2 through.

3. Draw up tight.


411. A nonadjustable halter is illustrated in Fig. 352. It is made by making a loop splice, a side splice, and an end splice.

Fio. 352.—A nonadjustable halter.

Flo. 863.—An adjustable halter.

Fig. 354.—A nonadjustable halter with guard loop.

412. An adjustable halter, illustrated in Fig. 353, involves making only a loop splice, an eye splice, and an end splice. It is a good plan to make both the loop and the eye quite small.

Fio. 352.—A nonadjustable halter.

Flo. 863.—An adjustable halter.

413. A nonadjustable halter with guard loop, illustrated in Fig. 354, is a good type of permanent halter. The guard loop prevents the halter from loosening or tightening beyond a certain amount. After the first side splice is made (B, Fig. 354) the strands are re-laid for a distance of o or 6 in., and a final side splice is made.

414. A calf halter, popular with calf club members, is illustrated in Fig. 355. A loop splice is first made, and then the end of the headpiece fastened to the standing part with a special, tight-fitting, adjustable loop. To make this special loop, the strands are unlaid back about 7 in. from the end. They are then wrapped around the standing part as shown in Fig. 356, and then woven back into the headpiece in the same manner as in making an end splice or a side splice.

Fig. 355-—A calf halter.

Fig. 350.—Detail of halter splice used on calf halter, Fig. 355.

415. An emergency or temporary halter is easily and quickly made, as illustrated in Fig. 357. The end of the rope is turned back on itself

Table IX.—Approximate Dimensions for Rope Halters



Length of parte, in.

Kind of halter

of rope,

length of


rope. ft.












forming a bight, and then an overhand knot is tied in the bight as at 1. The end of the nosepiece is then secured to the standing part with a bowline as at 2.


416. The leading or tying tackle, shown in Fig. 358, is effective in breaking a colt to lead. The loop around the body should be made so that it will loosen promptly when the tie rope is slackened.

This tackle is also good for breaking horses from pulling back when

run through a loop or strap in the halter ring a (Fig. 358) and not through the halter ring itself.

417. Casting Horses.—The tackle illustrated in Fig. 359 is recommended for throwing horses, with safety both to the animal and the workman. A bowline on the bight (see Art. 397, page 295) is tied and plaeed over the animal's head, fitting much like a horse collar. The ends are then run between the front legs to rings in ankle bands on the hind feet. After leaving the rings, each rope is wrapped once around itself and

Casting Horse Drawing
Fro. 359.—A casting tnclde for horses.

passed under the double loop around the neck, one end extending to the rear and the other forward. The horse is then backed and the ropes tightened.

American Method Cattle Casting

418. Casting Cattle.—A simple method of casting cattle is shown in Fig. 360. The rope is tied around the animal's neck by means of a bowline. Two hah' hitches are then taken, one at the front of the body and the other at the rear. The rope at C should come in front of the hipbone,

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