I am feeding Blaze inside the barn some nights due to the weather. He has crazy separation anxiety being away from his buddies, and sometimes it's worse than other. I usually feed him in a single stall or single-tied to an o-ring on the wall. He will dance around, pull back to the end of his lead, whinny, paw and then take a bite of food. Repeat, and so on. I can't get to his hooves to work with them when he's doing this, and I'm not sure how to stop the behavior. I tell him "NO" when he paws and he'll stop, but I don't know how to stop his anxiety.
I am researching/starting doing a lot of groundwork to work on his respect for me and he does well inside paying attention for that. But, when it comes time to eat and I need to be fussing around grooming and working with his hooves, his behavior is awful.