do you guys have any tips for keeping a horse from diving for grass? Hank is AWFUL at the new barn. the arena is covered in grass and there's lush grass right outside all the gates and in the trails. i've been “hustling” him, which means that every time he dives for grass i pull his head back up and immediately make him move his feet–trotting, doing rollbacks, backing up, etc. the goal of this is to basically have him associate reaching for grass with extra work. it's worked a little bit. however, the other day i noticed that his poor little nose was peeling from where the leather of his noseband had rubbed when i pulled up his head. guys, it's no easy matter to pull his head up. i have to pull on the reins with ALL MY MIGHT and even still he always manages to grab a few bites before relenting and pulling his head back. and i hate it. i feel so awful and i know that it's not just uncomfortable for him, but painful. but i can't just let him have his way all the time either. do any of you have any advice for us? he's a haflinger and he's HUGE and oftentimes insensitive, so it's not as simple as just tapping him or simply jerking the reins lightly. i'm working on respect with him as well. all the changes in our lives have caused his focus on me to shift, so i need to work on that. hopefully with time he'll learn to focus 100% on me even when there is grass around, but to start i would really appreciate some tips on keeping him from reaching for grass so often!