Mbender-He isn't pushing on me at all. Picture me walking him out of his stall to go out into his paddock, getting outside the barn and him putting the brakes on and when I try to get him to go forward he just backs up. I am being as aggressive as I can, but all it does is make him go backwards faster. He is an ex-barrel racer, don't know if that has anything to do with the great ability to back up :).
Sahara-He is in a stall at night, but out in a paddock from 6am-8pm every day. He isn't being kept off of grass as a punishment. He's always out.