Sorry, just had to chime in here as I see two serious safety concerns in the picture you posted. First of all, your horse is tied by the bit; NEVER should a horse be tied by the bit. If your horse were to spook somehow and pull back, the pressure would be in your horse's mouth versus on his nose. Additionally, because of the bit you're using (a curb bit), the curb strap could break your horse's jaw should he spook, try to run away etc.
To make matters worse, he's tied without a quick release knot, and the knot used to tie him certainly wouldn't release if he were to pull back.
Because of this, if your horse spooked, he would be trying to pull that hitching post out of the ground with his mouth.
Just to be clear- I don't care if your horse is the most bombproof, reliable one out there, because horses are horses and they will spook when you least expect them to, with no warning.
I hope you remedy these concerns immediately. Please.
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