We don't have a hitching post or anything at my barn and the barn is too far away haha. So I tie Phantom to the trailer. On the metal loops of the trailer we've tied 2 strands of bailing twine each and tie the horses to those so that way if they ever spook and fly back they come off and still have the trailer tie hooked to the halter for easy catching. We did this because one day at a show a freak storm popped up and a sudden loud crack of thunder spooked all 3 horses(you know how when one horse spooks it's almost like a horrible domino effect) that were tied(without the bailing twine) and we had 2 broken halters, one broken trailer tie, and one horse who flipped over when he pulled back as he spooked and 2 of the horses got loose. Phantom came right to me but TC kept trotting in circles tossing his head and snorting. THAT was a horrible day.