Pulling back at the hitching post
My pony has some trust issues, i'll start with that. I am the only one he trusts. I want to lease him out but he has a problem right now that im concerned to lease him out with. When he is tied up at the hitching post, he is fine as long as the line is slack, but as soon as he steps back and it tightens he freaks out. My first instinct was just to let him fight it out, but he has broken some halters like this and I was getting concerned he would hurt himself. He does the same thing if he steps on his leadline, he basically freaks out whenever there is tension on the line that doesnt give. Does anyone have any tips on how to train him so he knows its ok if his line tenses up and doesnt give? FYI he is fine if its not giving when im on the other end of the line, if I am pulling he is fine, I think its because im alive and flexible, I move with him a little, where the post doesnt give at all.