Originally Posted by Bluebird
You shouldn't let a horse drag a lead rope around as a method of teaching it not to stand on it. The horse could injure itself severely (seen result of that!). In the UK we are taught to teach horses to step back off the lead rope as a standard. Its not a hard thing to learn and much safer.
I'm sorry, but I strongly disagree that it's too dangerous. The horse has to "get stuck" before you can teach it not to panic. I'd rather my horse "get stuck" and panic when I'm right there to monitor than just letting them figure it out on there own in the pasture. I'm also not sure how teaching them to step back off the lead rope is any different than letting a horse drag a lead rope around when you're right there. O_O