Originally Posted by trailhorserider View Post
I'm so glad to hear it. Zane is everything but as respectful as he should be. Actually, I make him sound worse than he is. Sometimes I think I expect him to be like my other horses who are 17 and 18 years old. Zane has a sense of mischief and playfulness. He has taken to most everything great, it's just respect we have had issues with. It was my first time with a foal, first time imprinting, the whole nine yards. So he saddles, ties, picks up his feet, leads, etc. It's just that he's mouthy and has to chew things, mouthy and tries to nip, I go to put a halter on him and it has to go into his mouth instead of over his nose, that kind of stuff.
If I could just sew his mouth shut we would have a great relationship.
Hahha, that's too funny. How old is he exactly now? Rodeo was getting like that a little bit, he would want to chew, and find out what everything was, like you said, just being curious. Knock on wood, he hasnt tried to bite me yet, but I have only been bitten by one horse as of yet, and that has been working with horses for about 15 years now. So I really watch to make sure it doesnt happen. But, he does like to bite his fly mask, throw it on the ground, and stomp on it, lol...and he also tries to chew on the lead rope. Its nothing extreme though, and Im trying to keep it that way.
Although, my one friend had a horse that was VERY mouthy up until he was about 8 years old. He would chew on EVERYTHING!!! Saddles, saddle pads, bridles, reins, sweatshirts, anything and everything!
Whens the last time you've posted pics of Zane? I don't think I've seen pics of him in a while