Originally Posted by donatellodemerlieux
I kind of want to teach my horse to ground tie (where you can drop the lead rope on the ground and they will stop right then and there, not even graze) just for the heck of it. If somebody could tell me just how to start training him for that, I can easily figure the rest out. Thanks in advance!
The way my trainer had me start was pretty simple. I would have Dancer stand and I would face him with the lead rope in my hand. I would then throw the lead rope down on the ground with purpose and say whoa assertively. I would then walk towards his back and around him and eventually away from him. Sometimes when I walked behind him I would pick up a foot or two. We are still working on me being able to walk away from the front without him following me.
Hope that helps!