I was asked whether I could assess the situation and whether I had any techniques up my sleeve which might help him. The only thing I could add was clickered rewards which I hoped would give him something external to think about. I was heartened to find that he was willing to try and was soon accepting touch, a head-collar and my presence on both sides of his body just a little more readily and towards the end of the session he began to move his feet towards me in order to offer to engage with me. His whole expression was much softer already.
I think there is great hope and we are looking forward to having him in a few weeks time to do some regular and consistent work with him.
"Thanks for this and for coming to see Piglet. He's been a lot calmer since your session and isn't bolting to the other side of the stable when Mum goes in now!" DB