This video is a short but very important demonstration of how to introduce your horse to roping and many others objects.
Most of the time I would start with the lead-rope in my hand but as seen on the video, this exercise also works on ground tie.
In order to try this exercise, I recommend you first make sure your horse is aware of body-ques; stop when you are in front of the shoulder, turn hind quarters and face you, etc.
If your horse is spooky don't rush to ground-tie, and keep the lead-rope in your hand- start with slowly swinging the rope- one or two swings and stop, until your horse is comfortable, use rewards such as petting, when getting the wanted reaction.
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Let me know how it worked out for your horse, videos are welcome!