Issues with tying is not something I have much experience with. Peanut never had issues tying, even the first ever time he was tied, so I never learned how to correct these things. The mare I'm leasing has learned that she can break free from things she's tied to. She's a 12 year old appendix who previously tied wonderfully, she even ground ties pretty well. A couple weeks ago her owner took her to a show (at a place she's been to many times before) and she freaked out while tied to the trailer and got a little banged up (nothing serious though, just a few scrapes). Last weekend she went to another show at the same place and she had another freak out while tied to the trailer and broke the trailer tie ring. Her owner then retied her to a sturdy post--- she freaked out again and broke her halter (not a break away, just a regular nylon halter). Today, I had the mare tied in the arena at her home barn. No one was around, all was quiet. She seemed totally chill. But while I was picking her feet, she pulled back a little. As soon as she felt the pressure on the halter she freaked out and pulled back HARD. I tried to reach the quick release but she broke the tie ring and took off before I could reach it. She seemed pretty nervous, so I hand walked her a little and brought her back and continued grooming with her ground tied. I didn't try to retie her because 1) not my horse 2) no one was around if things went south. Her owner will be the one tackling his issue and I'm sure she's more than capable of fixing it, BUT... I wanted to start a thread and hear how others would approach it. Keep in mind this is a horse who has had NO previous issues with tying. So, what would you do?