Reading another thread about turn out made me wonder how everyone lets their horses go when turning out.
I usually lead the horse into the field, turn them around to face me, then take off the halter. Before I actually take the halter off they have to drop their head for me, so I can just slip it off and it also means that they are calm before I let them go.
I must admit that with some of them I have been known just to lead them straight in, drop the halter off then walk back along side them and pat them on the butt on the way out
How do you do it?