Hey guys, I have a 10 year old Dutch Warmblood gelding. He is an absolute dream under saddle, but on the ground he's a nightmare.
He's pushy, when I catch him he always tries to walk on top of me or ahead of me.
He's headstrong, he's constantly butting me with his nose, and trying to rub his head against me.
As well, he wont stand still. The barn im at using cross ties, and while im getting him ready to ride he's constantly spining around. He does the same thing if I tie him up too.
What can I do to fix these bad habbits of his?
One more thing. He has an awful fear of water. He will absolutely not go through it. This has resulted in him rubbing me off on barbed wire fences, jumping 5 foot wide puddles, and absolutely refusing to go forward.
And help would be great, and please only constructive critism.