What types of things help him to become comfortable with his environment and me? For the first week I just hung out with him, groomed him, turned him out each day for short periods of time and walked him around the facilities. After the first week I tried to tie him away from his own paddock area and he was obviously stressed. I worked with him and my trainer on some ground work/lungeing yesterday. Today I turned him out for a bit, walked him around for a bit and tried to tie him. I stayed near him while he was tied, so he wasn't alone, just not with his buddies. He about dug his way to Chine
. I am wondering if he might specifically be attached to the two halflinger mares in the paddock next to his? They are very attached to each other (they go crazy when separated) and seem to be the ones his is "communicating" with most of the time.