So I'm working on training my pony to stand still without being tied, when her rope is dangling to the ground.
We've got to the point where 90% of the time she stands there fine. If she goes to move away I verbally tell her off and most of the time she'll stay and give me a guilty look! If she does move I tell her off louder and go and bring her back to where she was.
Anyone have any more effective techniques or has done this before? Or can see any issues with it? She doesn't panic is she stands on her rope,just waits for me to come and untangle it, and also I tied a loop of bailing twine between her halter and rope so it would come apart if there was a lot of force on it. I only do it with her halter but ideally I'd be able to do it with a bridle too.. It'd make things a lot easier on the farm and I think it'd be a useful thing for her to know :) Thanks!