A flank strap is a sheepskin-lined leather strap. They are not laced with spikes and other irritants as some people have falsely claimed. The rider uses it to achieve the best results and scores. If flank strap hurt a horse, it would have the opposite effect. Cowboy interested in to treat it well. The strap around its flank causes a tickle or even an irritation on a new bucking horse as any new piece of equipment. It acts as a conditioning tool. It helps the animal to learn to associate the flank strap with performing.
The flank strap is adjustable to fit bull or each individual horse. You must understand that is not possible to make an animal buck by merely adding a flank strap. It enhances the bucking action. It assists the animal kick outwards and upwards, and the flank strap doesn’t force the animal to buck if it doesn’t feel like it. The flank strap is loosely fitted while the animal stands in the chute.
It is similar to wearing a snug belt around the waist
As the gate is opened and the animal leaves the chute, the strap is pulled snug to a set limit depending on the animal. The limit makes sure the strap isn’t pulled too tight by accident. When the horse or bull feels the strap tighten, they know it’s time to buck.
Features of flank straps in our store:
- The flank strap is adjustable to fit each horse.
- High-quality leather lined with nylon.
- Stainless Steel Buckles.
- Easy to use pull release.
- Adjustable on both sides of the flank.
It is not potential to make an animal buck by merely joining a flank strap. If it were so, any horse could be a bucking horse. A good bucking horse is tough to find. The horse will buck only if it wants to and the flank strap merely enhances that motion. It is an aid to enhance or encourage a particular desired outcome. In the case of the flank strap, the desired outcome is to enhance the bucking action, to have the animal kick outwards and upwards. If you want to achieve high results with this tool, we suggest choosing the best quality flank strap in our store.
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