So my BF has been lent a big, beautiful young Cleveland Bay cross to to whip off of which is otherwise going well but when the horse is out of sight of others, he screams, constantly. Since most of the time he is by himself waiting in the woods this is going to be a problem. Any ideas on how to make him stop ? So far he's just been whacking him across the neck with his hunt whip but horse continues to holler. Any advice appreciated.
Yes, he calls even worse on hacks out alone. Obviously doesn't do it when in a group or with another horse nearby. This will become an big issue during hunt season when he screams and turns a fox or disrupts houndwork. His older brother was my event horse and did it but not as bad, he did get better when whacked and even a bit funny since he knew he'd get in trouble, he'd reduce his call to this little squeak as if I might not notice.
The key word in this is young. He's still learning his trade.
It is something you need to deal with though. I'd start by having him and a buddy together, and taking the buddy a little distance away, then bringing him back. Rinse and repeat until he chills out. I'd start in hand then move on to under saddle.
There's some good advice about in this thread about doing the above.