From your first post and what you discribed I dont actually think the horse is being "naughty". I think what is it is he is wanting to go out and play, he has alot of energy and is trying to tell you that by his tail, and pawing, and niping is even a sign of it too. You probally should'nt be disciplining him for trying to communicate with you. Also there could be some confidence problems with him. Maybe he isnt comfortable with tying and is trying to tell you that...but I'm really thinking its that he dosen't like to stand in one place for too long and wants to go!! If he is fine under saddle then I am sure that is what it is. I really would look into natural horsemanship...its awesome and really lets you see the point of view of the horse. I would suggest Pat Parelli, Karen Rolf, and Monty Roberts.
It's not about disposable horses, it's about relationships for life. It's not about quick fixes and artificial aids... It's about savvy- true understanding and expertise.
Last edited by BriocheIsLove; 05-01-2009 at 02:57 PM.