Oh yeah they look starving lol
Willow always was a tester, and I honestly am not sure how much of that is just part of who she is. Once she gets over testing you, you have very little problem with her, right? But someone new is a new opportunity lol. I always rode her with barrel reins so I guess I never really experienced her issue with the reins draping over her side. Can you gather them up in one hand WP style? I never got her neck reining really well, but had started on it, and I got her to a point where she was leg cuing really well, so it shouldn't be hard to get her to start neck reining.
Ah, I need to drag my pastures too. As soon as it stops raining going to see if I can borrow the neighbor's drag chains.
Good luck and keep me posted, always feel free to call/email/pm if I can help with anything!