How to hold the lead rope

You have to be carful on how you hold the lead rope. If the rope is around your hand it could be dangerous. If the horse pulls on the lead the rope will be tightened and will squeeze around your hand very hard.

You have to hold both loops on the rope. And always walk on the left side of the horse. And to make sure to stay just enough away so that the horse does not step on you. 
(Picture by Noelle Harris)
And also not to walk in front of the horse or too far behind. And don’t let the horse do the same. You two should walk side by side shoulder to shoulder.