The Quick-Release Knot Learn how to tie a quick-release knot. By HorseRider | April 16, 2012 | 1 minute read In May 2012’s Horsekeeping page, we showed you how to safely and correctly tie your horse. A quick-release knot will come loose with a pull in the event of an emergency. For a video tutorial, see above. What did you think of this article? Submit Rating Thank you for your feedback!