Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Where the red fern grows....
Horses nip and/or bite each other as a form of communication, much like if we were to reach out and slap or punch someone in the arm. I am very sorry that you had such trouble afterwords with the accident, as that is what what it was, an accident. I can't imagine having to go through all you have been through over a bite and hope that talking about it, or being around horses.
Have you tried finding a cozy spot near a fence line that has horses in the field and watching them? Get a few books on why horses do what they do, what their ear movements mean or say, how they communicate. Do you have a friend with a dead broke horse, one who is very calm and quiet, you can sit and watch? Or maybe touch the things we use to ride, the saddle, feel the reins in your hands, between your fingers, touch a soft bristle brush, think to yourself what it feels like, or the smell of the leather, does it bring back good memories? Happy times?