My girl will come up and stand untied for me to blanket her; she also does all her grooming and saddling that way too...it's actually helped alot with her confidence in those things, because she's not had to become clausterphobic when she didn't like something...I just had a lead on her at first, so I could grab it and follow her...then I'd lead her back foward and start over...usually once
was all it took for her to realize it was "okay"
The yearlings, are really easy as well, and I've never actually taught them him to tie, just ground tie; and they tie beautifully... Blue, my only boy right now, caught on to laying down really fast...like he bowed, then decided, okay, I'll lay down! Skye, my other girl horse, caught on to bowing really fast as well, but because she's a bit more independent than her 'brother', has had a harder time catching on to laying down. Both of them took their first saddling like they had done it a million times...no buck, back hunches, or anything, even when I got them moving around the round pen.
"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."