I need some advise as a newbie. I was taking my horse for a walk to the new round yard and as soon as he saw he was walking away from the other nearby horses he became very nervous looking around, neighing and at one stage I thought he was going to either flee or rear.
Just wondering in this situation what is the best thing to do.
I managed to get through it by talking calmly and trying to keep him calm, he didn't rear or anything but scared me pretty bad as it's the first time I have experienced him doing anything like this.
When we finally made it to the round yard he was sniffing every inch of it, released his bowels,another sign he was worried, but then he started digging and eventually rolled in the sand, which I think he enjoyed.
How can I prevent him fretting again next time we go and what's the best way to handle him if he does freak out again?
My friend suggested I walk him in tight circles, is that correct?