This is a problem Saddle-up's editor has faced. This young horse
gets confidence from other horses - and they also distract him from his
fears. He is young - so patience is the best solution. But,
when riding alone, keep him busy and paying attention to you! Talk
to him, and keep asking him to do something slightly different - lengthen
stride, shorten stride, plenty of transitions - even just trot to walk and
walk to trot - but try to do them well. If he's concentrating on
what you're asking him to do, he'll be less likely to be distracted.