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Tying knots for ponies

 

Constrictor

 

Carrick bend

Strangle knot O’Hand

Bowline knot

Practising knots

STEP 1
You will need:

Twine, rope or string

Scissors or a knife

A large rock

STEP 2
Look at the pictures of the four knots.

Practise making each of them.

STEP 3
What other knots can you find on the internet? Which is your favourite knot?

Test which one is the strongest by trying to lift the rock.

Record on your I pad how you tested the strength of the knot by trying to lift the rock

Challenge

Do a search of the internet to find out how to do a quick release knot. Practise until you can do it without instructions.

Can you think of times when the quick release knot will be useful?

Do a drawing of the quick release knot in action.

Write or say the instructions to help someone else make a quick release knot.

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