Ah, thanks. What I would do would be to teach him to lunge from a flat buckle halter, or better yet, a good rope halter. Hook it under the chin. You will have more control until he figures stuff out. Remember the KISS method. Don't worry about anything fancy. Don't try to work on step 7 until he can do 1-6.
To me, how you have it is strange and unnecessary. I am very interested in what putting the rope like this accomplishes. Posted via Mobile Device