Originally Posted by sandy2u1
Excuse my ignorance...but what is ground tying and how do you train your horse to do it? Another thing....I can't even trust Major to be tied up for 10 minutes by himself so its really not possible to leave him tied unattended yet. He pulls back so hard on the lead rope with me standing there that its very difficult to get untied after only being tied a few minutes....given to much time I know that the halter or lead would break.
This is why if you do decide to train him to tie (not ground tie, but regular tie) the Blocker tie ring will be invaluable. It's not a steadfast tie, it offers the horse the chance to pull line through til enough reps = the horse no longer feels the need to pull back at all.
Ground tying is definitely something you want to teach your horse, too, but be sure to teach your horse to tie as well.
Do you have any at all other issues with your horse?