I don't want him to develop a habit of pulling back, plus I'm inexperienced on the matter, so I was wondering if any of you had any advice on how to get him used to it.
Today I tried associating it with good things as he was tied; groomed him with a rubber curry, gave him a handful of hay since he wasn't fond of the apple slices I brought... But I was wondering if any of you had any ideas.
He hasn't actually pulled back yet, he mostly paces and swings himself around a lot unless I'm making him hold still. He calmed down when I began brushing him, though, so that is progress, right?