I have a 13 year old QH mare who will not stand tied so a solid object. You have to tie her to a chain hanging off a tree limb so she can move around. She will usually stand quietly until you want to do something, like put a saddle on or shower her, but when you do, you just have to move around with her to get the task done.
I'm very new to horses (1 year), & I have been watching some training shows on TV. One method, by Craig Cameron, is to hobble the horse's front feet. They soon learn that they cannot walk around without tripping & learn to stand quiet. Has anyone used this method themselves & if so, does it work? Is there a better way to teach her to stand tied? She does lead well & respond to pressure, but when you try to tie her to a solid object, she gets very antsy & pulls back or will rear up if you keep bringing her to it.
Any help is appreciated.