Just my .02 worth. I think you're out of bounds training your horse
while he's eating. Horses can be very territorial and you,re on their
time at dinner time. Sack him out out of his stall, with his halter on
and the lead rope in your hand or I prefer laying over my shoulder.
Best of all, loose in a round pen. He knows that this is training time
and will accept it better.
Good Luck, Robbi Pruitt
Canyonside Ranch Arabians