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Ring Hitch Tying

Pass the rope behind the ring and pull a Bight through the ring. Twist the Bight to form a Loop and pull a Bight of the Standing End through the Loop. Lock the knot using a Bight of the Free End. Release by pulling on the Free End.

Ring Hitch Details

Origin: The Ring Hitch (also called a Ring Knot) is a Quick Release Hitch described on-line by Heather Smith Thomas, Howard Cornier of the LSU AgCenter, and as item three of How to Tie Up a Horse.

Options: Our Animation shows the Hitch completed with the loop passing through the line going to the horse. The Hitch can be made secure by passing the end through this loop or, as shown on-line, a long end can be used to tie a "Daisy Chain", or Chain Sinnet, of Loops

Advantage: It releases fully and quickly when the end is pulled. There is no final end left to release through the ring.

Other Quick Release Hitches: We describe many other Quick-Release Hitches several of which share the same property of releasing completely when the end is pulled.

Disclaimer: Any activity that involves ropes is potentially hazardous. Lives may be at risk - possibly your own. Considerable attention and effort have been made to ensure that these descriptions are accurate. However, many critical factors cannot be controlled, including: the choice of materials; the age, size, and condition of ropes; and the accuracy with which these descriptions have been followed. No responsibility is accepted for incidents arising from the use of this material.

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