Originally Posted by iridehorses
Val, if your horse is pulling through the Tie Ring, she is liable to pull the innertube to the point of it snapping like a rubber band. Think of what a rubber band does when it snaps.
If your horse is pulling through the Tie Ring, your lead may be too short or you need to start from "0" again in her education.
The other option, and I'm going to take flack for this, is to tie her up with a nylon halter, stout lead, and a bull snap, (or a rope halter/lead combo) to solid post, tree, or trailer. It's a last resort but it's been used for centuries. Just don't leave her alone.
iride, 15 ft line is not really short.
The problem is as long as it's longer then certain length she rears and may get tangled very easily and she keeps rearing and backing till the whole rope through. As for tieing her to the post/tree short enough and without any give it's not going to work. Tried it last year - she burned her head all around to blood before I was fast enough to jump there to free her (I WAS around, just not that easy to get to the tie knot with the horse jumping around like crazy with the completely loose mind), halter kinda "burned" so I had to cut it off, and she still didn't learn the lesson. Plus she reared and hit herself between the legs with the post - $300 bill from my vet and month off riding. Thank God she didn't break any bones there! So I'm looking for alternative approach.