Other than mildly sedating him, do you guys know any techniques to get him back to where he was relaxed and "enjoyed" (to say the least) me pulling his mane.
In addition to this, he is obnoxious when I braid him too, not as bad as pulling his mane but he turns his head to nibble the cross tie somehow that is attached to his cheek-weird horse- or will even pants me! Once I get the first 5 or so braids he gets better but I want to improve his behaviors while standing in the cross ties.
How do I correct him being mouthy, "jiggy", etc while I'm dealing with him? Some days he is fine, others he is just ADHD and finds silly ways to amuse himself.