Originally Posted by iridehorses
Training. There is a good product called the Tie Blocker that is an excellent tool for just such a problem.
The other method is to use a good rope halter and a stout tree then just let them work it out.
I like this method. Just tie for a half hour a day in a rope halter. It won't take long for the horse to learn to stand tied. But when you tie be within listening distance just in case there is an issue and have a knife handy, just in case... (but horses are smart and I wouldn't expect you to have an issue - just smart to be prepared)