It's been quite a while since I've been able to actually go out and spend quality time with Beau because of a whole lot of stuff going on at home, such as my girlfriend going into rejection (double lung transplant for cystic fibrosis) after getting pneumonia and bronchitis, us having to rush down to Pittsburgh from Erie, etc. We've been busy.
Anyways, Beau's ground manners have sort of went out the door so to speak. Yes, it's springtime and the herd is just being reintroduced to grass, but I don't think that's a valid reason for him to think it's okay to yank me around with the lead rope and constantly pull towards grass/yank his head down to eat when I'm trying to walk him/etc. Which is really all he's been doing. He will not stand patiently for me, whether it is to be brushed or just me simply asking him to stand in one spot.
If I could get some suggestions/advice on how to get his ground manners back up to par, that would be much appreciated!
There isn't an arena or round pen we can really use; the round pen they do have is kind of broken and way overgrown anyways. I have a dirt/gravel driveway, and the pastures to work with here.