Of course, if horses were taught manners from a young age, this discussion would not be taking place. Personally, I tie them solid from day one, and never had a puller. If they struggle, they learn they cannot break free and stand still. Idiots with little or no experience, do the weirdest things around their horses, can scare them, and so starts the cycle. I have used a loop of bungie for years adn it has never broken. The loop is tied to the solid ring, and the lead rope tied to the loop. Has never failed me. I suggest you invest in good quality bungie that is meant for actual bungie jumping...this is super strong, meant to save peoples lives during a jump. it is not a bungie tie like you buy for car roof racks!! I have owned a yard (barn) for 22 years and it has never failed.