I am around alot of young horses that are just learning to stand at cross ties or even just being tied up. I find that just letting them spend time being tied calms them down and they can stand there forever.
However, I have this draft cross that paws at the ground constantly. He stands fine for a while, but then he'll just start pawing and I'm concerned that he could clip me with his hoof when I'm grooming him. Any tips on getting him to stop? Sometimes he just holds his leg up there and avoids me when I try and get him to stop.