Quick Release Knot

Quick Release Knot


Hi, my name is Heather Schlesser with the
Marathon County Extension Office. I’m serving as their dairy agent. At various
times in a dairy operation, you will need to tie up your animals in order to apply
injections, do other medications, just bandaging, and so today we’re going to
show you how to tie your animal, and how to do a quick release knot. The reason
we’re looking at tying a quick-release knot is so that we are able to free our
animals as quickly and efficiently as possible, if we need to. To start with,
you’ll take your rope and you’ll want to pass it over a bar, or structure, a couple
of times, alright, 2 times is adequate. The reason that we’re doing this is
so that when we tie our quick-release knot, we’re going to actually be
relieving some of the pressure from the cow pulling, so it’s not ending up on or
knot. Now that we’ve got those wrapped, to tie our knot what we’re going to do is
we’re going to take the loose end and pass it over the bar one more time; and
to keep some of the slack out of the line, I’m going to pull it fairly
tight. Alright, now you’ve got three segments of rope; you’ve got one segment
that’s attached to the cow, and then the two segments that we just created. That
segment that’s attached to the cow, just kind of slide that over and ignore it
for right now. Now, take the two segments that you have left and place
those in your left hand, then with your free hand you’re going to snake it back
on itself to create a separate loop. So, you’ll have two segments in your left
hand and two segments in your right hand. You will then take that loop that you
just created, and pass it over the two segments in your left hand. Can you see
I’m making a loop right here? Alright and that’s where you’re going to send that
one segment that you just passed over. In order to tighten it up, all you have to
do is take this one segment that was in your left hand and pull it tight. If you just pull against it, you now have a knot that is nicely tied. And the cow, if she wanted to get away wouldn’t be able to, but if we
finish up and we want to let her go, all we have to do is pull on this knot, and
she’s free. She could just run away if she
wanted to. Thank you for watching and we hope you learned something!

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