I use a patience pole (mine is actually a big tree with a very deep tap root) and I solid tie with a rope halter and a 12ft lead with a bull snap. Add a pullback collar to that if necessary. There are quick release knots that horses can't undo; learning one of those will be handy.
Tie above horse's head height, they can't get the leverage to break free.
The pullback collar prevents broken necks.
I also use leg protection (usually brushing boots, sometimes bandages) if I think the horse is likely to really fight hard.
This is the ONLY thing that has worked for my 17hh mare. She is a big, strong horse and she knows it. She's broken so many halters, so many leads, so many posts... she even pulled a heavy post out of the ground once
I do not tie to the tree of patience until the horse understands yielding forward off poll pressure. That's why I haven't tried tying my breaker yet. He isn't yet consistent enough in yielding to poll pressure and sometimes, he sets back harder when he meets it (I am working on that though, every day he improves)
Pic of my setup. You run the lead through the loop on the rope halter and clip to the collar, so the pressure goes on the collar more than the halter. (this is my 17hh mare and she was wet, not sweaty; I had just washed her in preparation for clipping)