This is a big pet peeve of mine. Once the halter goes on... its work time.... whether leading, riding, standing tied. If I am near them they are to focus on me. Not their friends.
So I do repremand mine. Of course... I've had all my horses for over 3 years.... so I don't have this problem at all now.
Another horse could be screaming at them.... and they just keep right on goin.
Many people have sighed for the 'good old days' and regretted the 'passing of the horse,' but today, when only those who like horses own them, it is a far better time for horses. ~C.W. Anderson