Clearing question: No, we're clearing a new paddock RIGHT next to his. I figured that wasn't it, but it's "a big SCARY tractor" that's super loud.
Trotting question: No, with and without the saddle. One that's not propertly fitting was also my guess. But he'll do it in the western saddle that puts no pressure on at all. Or saddle-less. He can't stop moving.
Diet: No, it's been constant. He's even on the grain that his last owner had him on. 2 cups of Triple Crown Complete. He's on it for weight. They're on 24/7 round bale (Fesque/Orchard grass) & they have 0 access to grass.
Exercised: It's not constant. I try to lunge him oncec a week, and then ride. But I ride him bareback around my farm normally. W/t .
Being alone: He's usually with 3 other horses. The chicken coop is in their field & we had a fox get in there once. That was about a month ago. Otherwise he's only alone when I'm working with him, and the other horses are in sight.