I was at a Monty Roberts demo day, doing first aid, and at one point he talked about how dangerous it is to tie a horse up when floating them. A member of the crowd, being a typical aussie said "Well, over here we tie up horses when floating them as a safety rule, can you please explain WHY it is dangerous?". Monty got a bit pissy and just stated it's very dangerous and under no circumstances do it. I am wondering if we could try to brainstorm what his issue could be? I like Monty Roberts, I got to have lunch at his table both days as the first aid person, and I like a lot of Monty's ideas, much of it is practical horsemanship than heaps of people use, but I can't figure him out on this one. I also think he slipped up in dealing with aussies. If he wants us to change a behaviour, he needs to give us a damned good reason why and not get snappy about it. So, I have posed this to a few horsey people to no avail, and figured I could post here and see if this large horse community can nut it out mebbe?