I have a 10 or so year old QH cross mare, and I've had some problems with her in the past. my uncle gave her to me as my first riding horse. I didn't have the proper facility of equipment and she sat in the field for while with me trying to get close to her. I now have her in a place where i can catch her but I keep facing more problems that we are gradually working through. We are doing much better with catching, she has some head shyness, and some lunging issues but the problem that I would like some help and advice with is. She will pull back when I tie her to a stable surface. She will eventually stand still but only after she pulls on the halter. She has tightened my lead rope so much that I thought cutting it was the only way to untie her. She has already started to ruin my lead rope and rope halter by pulling. I am at a standstill, she comes off of pressure very well for a more so spooky horse, and she is getting much softer and responsive with everyday that goes by. however i still can't get her to stand tied. When I want to go for a ride or groom her I hold on the end of the lead rope and she stands very well, with some movement but nothing major. I'm afraid that she may hurt herself if she continues this behaviour, and I don't know what I would do if i had to tie her for some reason or another. I have some ideas of how i could possibly solve this problem, however I would need a round pen, which I don't have one available to my use. I will greatly appreciate any advice that anyone could give me, all ideas will be considered and i would love hear any ideas.