For all you folks who have horses that kick down the stall, bang on the gate, etc at feeding time, there is a simple cure. As you approach the horse, the moment the banging starts, turn your back and slowly walk away about 20 feet. Keep your back to the horse and don't look at it. Now, stand there until the banging quits and it will because now the horse is confused. Banging always brought food. That is why the horse gets seemingly impatient. But now the food has walked away. When the banging stops, turn and slowly walk toward the horse again. It may start banging again so again turn and walk away. The horse, in it's confusion will start moving around in the stall or paddock. That's ok, it's not banging. That is the time to offer food. You must be consistent in this. The horse may try it again the next day but it will be more half-hearted. Even if only one bang or paw on the floor, walk away. You are retraining the horse's thinking that pawing or banging no longer works.