I tie in a rope halter. Clementine used to refuse to tie (She felt claustrophobic) in a cross tie stall, but since she's started stall boarding she ties in it just fine. However, I think I'm going to stop, as I just realized something that could be potentially dangerous last time I was at the barn. The stall is made so that, about 6 inches above her head (A good distance above the average horse) is the supporting beam that runs the length of the barn. If she gets spooked and so much as tosses her head she's going to smack it on that beam. It also don't have any breakaways or safety releases, so it's a bad situation all around. I figure I'll start tying her in the bath area outside instead. For a normal sized horse I might keep doing it (with some added releases) but not for her.