One of my new horses bad habits is pawing. he does it while tied and i am not working on him, whether it be for 5 seconds or 2 minutes, as well when i first get on him to go. when i mount we are usally in a hay field and he wants to eat, but i wont let him and then he starts. after we begin to move he wont paw agian. this is my first horse and i really dont know anything about them, other than how to physicaly take care of their needs. he is recovering from an injury now and i will be finding a trainer to help him and train me as soon as hes 100%, but i feel this is something that i should be able to take care of. if i am near him i will give him a swat and say no real firmly, he will stop for a minute or two, but he still continues to do it after. what should i be doing to get him to stop? this habit reminds me of a real impatient child and drives me nuts. I do stay calm when I correct him, so he wont know that I am annoyed.