In case anyone was following. As a novice, I always like to read followups.
Once again I seem to have overreacted - I need to learn to trust my horse more. I'm just always on watch for things that could be big issues (I'm a little gun-shy after my first horse experience).
Anyway, she's been tying well. A little jigging, but it isn't taking much to dial that down. I think we just had a bad morning - just too many moving parts. I do need to work with the jigging while saddling, but it's usually not too bad so should be easily correctable. Saturday I actually saddled her untied, and she seemed to like that (obviously that's not always practical to do). Just stood there for me - tried once to step off, but a quick verbal made her stop. She's a very good girl, and I just need to give her more credit. Every time I've encountered a slight problem (I've posted several on the forum), as soon as I apply some of your suggestions we work right through it and it's a non-issue. She's a great horse for me to learn with - has enough of a mind of her own that she makes me think, but she responds quickly when I do the right thing, and she has a solidly ingrained base of training that she falls back on. Thanks everyone for helping me along on this journey.
I'm a mid-lifer finally making time for horses... Having a blast, but there's soooo much to learn -