Originally Posted by mom2pride
I usually just take the horse out, and start dropping the lead,
I do the same. I just start dropping the lead and if he moves firmly put him back. I also teach hobbling right away and he wears them daily while grooming. It is like ground tying in that he is free from any restraint except his legs. They quickly learn to stand quietly if you do it all the time and whenever he moves put him back.