For me, anyway, a tie ring is not practical, as I have no intention of packing one along, where ever I go, although I can see comfort level for some people, not willing to go for the 'cure', so am in n o way saying not to use it, if it works for your circumstances
The body rope, is actually illustrated in a veterinary book, on raising young horses, as it is a much safer way of teaching a horse to accept being tied solid, then just tying them to a 'patience' tree , just using a halter, thus putting all that strain on the neck muscles, should a horse pull back
I never raised a halter puller, but did buy one, off the track.
I never had anyone to hold weanlings for me, or even yearlings, when I trimmed their feet, thus learning to stand, without trying to pull back, was very important.
Let just make sure to state, that before you ever tie any horse solid, he should be 100% on giving to pressure, when led, ect.
You use a soft cotton rope, with anon slip knot on one end. You place that rope behind the front legs, loop in the middle of belly. You then run that long end of the rope , through that loop, up between front legs and over the bottom web of a good double stitched nylon halter, with good hardware, and tie the horse with a quick release knot
Make sure that you tie in a safe place, and stand out of the way, as a horse will come forward fast, the first time he feels that rope tighten around his girth.
Tied correctly, that rope releases the minute the horse comes forward.
Most horses can't even be encouraged to try it a second time
Once they accept being tied, no longer offer to sit back, I just tie them with an ordinary nylon halter and lead shank
Yes, and horses get better, m ore accepting, standing tied, if you make it part of their regular training. All our horses, when started under saddle, spent time being tied up in the barn, alone. Even now, I often will leave a horse tied there, and it just becomes routine and no big deal.