I assume when you say ' learning to tie ' you mean teaching her to stand quietly while tied up ?
I do not tie up my horses , as I do not like to control then in that way - where they have no ways of escape , or no way for him to leave when he wants too , and say what he wants to do . But he does stand quietly when I ask him too , at liberty , but he will leave of I do something he doesn't like . But I am so happy about this , I probably sound mad , but I am , as he is telling me what he wants/doesn't want , in a confident and happy way .
So I will tell you how I would ask for standing , at liberty ,
I would rest my hand on his withers , and when he didn't move, I rewarded him . If he did move I would just go with him , asking him to stop with my body language , and reward him for standing still . I suppose I have never really thought about how I ask MrC to stand still consciously , as I never thought about teaching it , we somehow just do it ... But I would teach it like I have described , if I wanted too
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