Originally Posted by Amandaa
his pen while he was eating to take him out and he bit me!
...But, he is a lazy brat so when you go to get on he backs up and side steps to try not to let you get on. SO ANNOYING.
Don't blame him, for starters. He's just being a horse, doing what he feels he needs to, because he's obviously used to people being 'SO ANNOYING'. So *teach* him that a) this behaviour isn't acceptable & won't work for him & b) you & your 'games' aren't bad, in fact they're Nice & Fun & work for him.
Agree that this behaviour needs treating firmly & punishment is IMO a necessary *part* of 'treatment'. If you're going to hit him for biting tho, you need to do it *at the time of* the behaviour, not after, so his behaviour is unpleasant for him, rather than ending up in a 'tit for tat' situation, which could be perceived as insolence on your part(after all, sounds like he was punishing you for invading his space while he was eating, after he (would have) told you not to & you didn't listen), he could perceive your behaviour as 'dominance games' & rise to your 'challenge' with further aggression...
As for standing to mount, first & foremost ensure that there aren't any physical causes - that it's not somehow hurting him when you mount. Then *teach* him to stand until you ask him to move. I do this with a combination of positive reinforcement - rewarding him with Something Nice for doing as I ask - and punishing wrong behaviour by making it difficult/unpleasant. Eg. Teach him to stand by giving him a good scratch in a favourite spot, food treat or such when he does & put pressure on him in some way whenever he's moving(don't forget to remove the pressure as soon as he stops(negative reinforcement). Pretty soon he'll figure it's easier - and worth his while - to stand when you ask. Then you can repeat the process while raising your foot to the stirrup etc, working towards mounting in easy steps.