My 5yr old QH is an extremely nervous horse it seems like. Whenever he is away from the other horses, or they walk away from him. He freaks, starts rearing, pacing, sweating. Will NOT stand still. If i am next to him touching him he is alright (for the most part, still paces) he calms down a bit. Once i walk away, its all bad. He starts screaming and rearing, etc etc. Even if i walk a few feet away from him to grab tack. We recently moved him to a boarding facility while we fix up our barn. As far as riding, he has never rode with another horse that he doesnt know. A gal at the facility was getting a lesson. Soon i started to mount him, he reared and flipped over. Eventually i got on him, as soon as i sat down on the saddle he took off towards the horse. You can imagine the fight that we had over this. I pulled his head to my foot to stop him, yet he continued to sidepass towards the other horse. Eventually i got him to go forward, then he would spin around and take off again. The gal riding went to the outside arena. Because ofcourse we were getting in the way of her lesson with my horse relentlessly trying to get to her horse. So we are riding in the arena alone.. every single time we pass the gate, no matter how much i pop him with the crop or use my spurs on him he stops and screams. I tried doing exercises around the gate, that led to repetitive rearing and screaming. Then i decided to work in the middle of the arena and working on lead changes. Which went better then the rest of the time. Today i rode him again, this time alone. But the same old thing, trying to rear when mounting, taking off towards the gate, stoping at the gate, constant screaming, pacing. I know its a phase and he is a baby and still learning, but honestly im lost with what i can do to try to calm him? He relies on me or the other horses as a comfort, he is not independent. I know separation is the best thing, but right now thats not an option, because of the boarding facility once i get the horses moved home you better believe he will be by himself. I dont want to use a calming agent, because im really not accomplishing anything. I work him in a full cheek snaffle, and i lunge him for 20min before i ride all the time. What are your takes on this? Im desperate for any other ideas. :?