Let the Rope Touch His Hip Once your horse is familiar with the log, it's time to let the rope touch his hip so he can feel the pressure of the log attached to the rope. By H&R Editors | August 16, 2021 | 1 minute read Click here to watch now! The next step in desensitizing your horse to a rope and dragging a log is by letting the rope touch your horse’s hip so he can get used to the feel of a rope pulling something. Click here to watch now! What did you think of this article? Submit Rating Thank you for your feedback!