The Pawing Horse

Your horse has been standing quietly in the crossties while you are grooming him. It is early in the day and the other horses are being led past your horse for turnout. Your horse usually gets turned out at this time as well, but for whatever reason you decided to come early today. Your horse sees his buddies being turned out and he starts to show signs of worry. His head comes up, be begins to move around in the crossties and then he starts to paw. You ignore it at first, but the pawing becomes so frantic and worsens as the other horses are taken from his view. At this point, you are afraid to get close because he is completely focused on the other horses and has no regard for you or your space.