Originally Posted by midnight dream
well I do leave him tied up on the yard and leave him but he is fidgety I find that he is very nosey and wants to know whats going on also he is very fidgety in the stable. Also when you mean just stand him in front of me of just on his own? Will try this.
Well when I put a "rug" on my horse, I stand by his shoulder, holding onto the leadrope, and set the blanket on him and then clip the front, do the belly band, and then the leg straps.
So when I say make him stand there, just wherever place he needs to be for you to put that rug/blanket on safely.
The fidgeting sound like he's just bored or anxious. Some people have different ideas of how to teach the horse to be quiet.. but it should start with him not being a goose for the rugging.