Goat Tying is a timed event in which the contestant leads her horse to a staked goat at the other end of the arena. After dismounting in a run, the goat turns over and three of its four legs are tied. Time ends after the contestant throws his hands in the air. As with the calf rope, the goat must remain tied for 6 seconds. If the goat gets up in that time, the contestant is disqualified. The person with the fastest time wins the event.
The tie in goat tying takes a lot of practice. Quick ties require smooth, flowing movements. It is best to keep your head down while tying to focus on wrapping the leg bones. Many new competitors who tie goats often develop a bad habit of moving their whole body while tethering. This takes longer than you think. Focus your body movements only on arms and hands. The less the rest of you move, the faster you tie. Make sure to tie a knot around the bottom of your legs. Higher knots can loosen as the goat struggles.
The goat-tethering tools are pretty simple; all you need is a saddled horse and a goat rope. We have a wide variety of colors to choose from to help you find one that you like. You might also consider purchasing a goat tying mannequin. You could also make one with a half car tire with four pieces of wood attached to it.