Can we talk about untacking / deharnessing / whatever you call it?
In what order do you remove the various harness parts, and how do you restrain your horse(s) while doing this?
I've been tying the pony to the trailer (where he can eat hay) while grooming & harnessing him, and then when I'm done, I put the halter around his neck (trying to avoid getting it tangled in the bridle or overcheck), and then in some order:
- undo the lines
- undo the overcheck
- undo the crupper
- undo the girth
- remove all the stuff
- remove the bridle
- put the halter on his face
While all this is going on, he's not attached to anything, which I realize is not a good idea.
So... how do the real people do it?