One of my new horses bad habits is pawing. He does it while tied and I am not working on him, whether it be for 5 seconds or 2 minutes, as well when I first get on him to go. When I mount we are usally in a hay field and he wants to eat, but I wont let him and then he starts. After we begin to move he wont paw agian. This is my first horse and I really don't know anything about them, other than how to physicaly take care of their needs. He is recovering from an injury now and I will be finding a trainer to help him and train me as soon as he's 100%, but I feel this is something that I should be able to take care of. If I am near him I will give him a swat and say no real firmly, he will stop for a minute or two, but he still continues to do it after. What should I be doing to get him to stop? This habit reminds me of a real impatient child and drives me nuts. I do stay calm when I correct him, so he wont know that I am annoyed.