Last week, he was the last one to go inside for feeding (but I had wanted to do some work with him before). He had nipped out at me and my boyfriend at his paddock, and was very pushy. Murray was really wanting to run up to the barn and into his stall for food, but I didn't want that to happen. So after struggling with him to the indoor, I hooked up the lunge line and preped him into lunging. He was full of it, bouncing up and rearing at me until he gave up and did nice trot circles. But as soon as we were heading to the barn, he started again, wanting to rush into the barn.
My coach suggested him needing a chain on his halter, as her young gelding Hollywood has.
Are there any other methods I should try on Murray? To get him to understand that I want him to listen before he gets rewarded/eats?
Due to my knees hurting lately, I do ground work with him when I can. Anything, I'm up for it. Thanks.