Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Western NSW, Australia
A couple years ago when I was doing a course in breaking in, we had to teach our horses to tie.
How we did this was to place a towel up around their necks and tie the ends together, thread the rope through the halter, and then tie the horse. Basically what it does is when the horse pulls back, a little pressure is put on by the halter, but the majority of it is put through to the towel. Our horses learned pretty quickly that they can't get away, and it also taught them to give to pressure. I don't know if this will work for your horse, but it might be worth a try. Make sure you have a good quality rope though and tie them to something solid (with a quick release knot of course, in case something goes wrong). My past mare pulled back once when I had her tied to a gate. She bent the gate and snapped the clip on her lead rope.