How can I keep him from doing this? He constantly wants to eat the tall grass, weeds, leaves...anything he can get to. I try to snatch him before he does it, but he usually beats me to it and is already trying to get a bite. I'm a newbie to horse ownership and this is one of the problems he is giving me. Trail rides are more work than fun anymore. He always acts like he's starving.
Another issue is that he has started kicking out at least once while on the trail. He never did this at all until he got spooked one time on a trail ride near the road by a loud trucks muffler. I thought it was odd that ever since then he seems to kick out at least once. I figure it is due to it being cooler weather and feeling good. What should I do to correct this if he does this again?