ILLUSTRATED in the accompanying drawing is a piece of stout wire about 8 inches long, shaped into a loop about an inch across with the free ends bent up at right angles to the plane of the loop. The drawing also shows the application of a pair of these bent wires to provide a hitch. They are slipped separately into a crack in a board fence and the tie rope or strap of a horse is attached. The girder of the fence will keep the strap from slipping to the ground and getting under the horse's feet. This hitch may be applied to the side of a barn or any wooden wall if the owner carries a '\I.!-inch gimlet bit in his pocket with which to bore a couple of holes in the board. The chief advantage of this little appliance is that it can be carried in the coat pocket with convenience. It is also a feature that it can Wire hitch applied to a fence. be made with the bare hands. The one drawback is that it will not hold a genuine “puller” which would pull the wires through the crack, but for ninety-nine per cent of driving and riding horses it is a reliable hitch.
This article was originally published with the title "A Pocket Hitch"