Wooden Shoes
Knots & Climbing

Fiador knot

Also known as

Theodore Knot

What is the Fiadore Knot?

The Fiadore knot is considered the most difficult part in making a rope halter for horses.

The Fiadore Knot, what is it used for?

The fiador knot is mostly known for its use in rope halters for horses and other horse stuff. But because it looks nice, the Fiador knot is tied for decoration purposes too.

Historical facts

Because the Fiador knot is hard to tie, people used to pay cowboys to do it for them. Very few people were able to tie this knot so the cowboys who could, made great money with it. In the field, cowboys often tied an emergency bridle using the Fiador knot.