Originally Posted by horseshoe
Hello :) such a common issue. Once they learn that they are stronger than whatever they are tyed to, breaking away becomes a habit.
So you have peice of string tyed to a solid post and you tye his lead to that?
What type of halter do you use on him?
Do you tye him up short?
What height do you tye him? (would the tye point be line with his shoulder..lower or higher?)
How did he behave when you first got him and attempted to tye him up?
How did you teach him to stand tyed when you first got him?
When he does break away does he run off?
Hi :) I was using a standard rope halter but found that his head was to fine for a full size and the cob was too small, so I had to move to a standard flat nylon one with a pretty thick lead. I tend to tye him at shoulder hieght, yes a piece of hay twine tied to post then him tied to that( so to be safety conscious) , when I first got him he didn't tie at all and no sooner had I tied him did he snap it. I am tying him long as the flies are super bad out this way, when he breaks away he does not run just steps back and turns to eat grass :) I think possibly I should tie him shorter and get a custome made rope halter am I correct ?