Last night I had Wiski tied and I was brushing him. He was being a butt and pawing at the ground which I'm trying to figure out how to stop at the moment. He reached around to try to nip and me and I raised to swat his nose when he did it, instead he startled and backed up/pulled back so hard that he broke the tie ring on the halter!!! Luckily he wasn't so startled that he did anything but stand there looking at me when it was broke.
My question is, is he going to pull back from now on? Try to break free all the time? What do I do?
I could tie him with a rope halter if needed but I don't want him to break his neck if he pulled too hard. I'm trying to figure out where to go from here. Any sugestions, tips? Has anyone had this happen?