How high should cross tie rings be installed?
Thanks a bunch! Paddy
That is going to depend on the width of your aisle and the height of your horses. My barn aisle where my cross ties are located is 10 1/2 feet wide and I have 15 hand horses.
The 5″ diameter tie rings are mounted approximately 80 inches from the barn floor. They are attached to heavily reinforced wall studs with 3″ x 3/8″ lag bolts. The cross tie ropes are each approximately 5 feet long when tied. I tie them to the cross tie rings with a quick release knot. Tying instead of hard splicing onto the rings allows you to find that perfect adjustment.
This set up works great for me and is featured in all of my books that show me grooming, vacuuming, clipping and tacking up my horses in that area.