For consistent neighing, I haven't had to deal much with that, but if I don't want them to talk I usually say, "Hey!" really loudly and suddenly. Sometimes, only in extreme cases though where my voice won't get their attention after repeated tries, I give them a quick slap on the shoulder, only once though. I only use that as a complete last resort. Maybe try to face him away from the other horses and walk him forward? But if backing him up works, keep using it. Don't fix or change it if it isn't broken.
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Last edited by tempest; 05-05-2013 at 08:46 PM.