Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher5
No hugs and kisses???? That's impossible
I could never live without hugging my poneh...but I don't give him any treats anymore and this seems to improve his behaviour. Ah, I forgot to say, he only does this when he's not haltered, only when I approach him on the paddock with nothing with me. Oh...and anything physical I do to punish him makes him furious and he attacks back. But I will try yelling loud at the same time so that it's like a double blow, so that he forgets to attack again. I will try....I'll keep you updated on him!
And that is the crux of your problem.
And he is not getting furious and attacking back, he is establishing pecking order, and is one upping you.
You are making this worse by the kisses/hugs/slappy slappy deal, as all it is doing is telling him to step it up, and put you in your place.
Continue as you are doing? He will up the ante to strike at you and roll you, if not double barrel you.
Your handling skills need work, and I would also imagine there are quite a few other things that he is doing to show you that he is in charge, but you aren't experienced enough to recognize them.
And if he is doing this in paddock when loose? I would say something you are doing is extremely irritating to him when you have caught him up, either your riding is sloppy, you are aggravating him, or your voice is pitched too high, and you jabber too much.
There is NO correction that you can do if this is happening when horse is loose, that will not eventually lead to you spitting out a mouthful of your teeth. That is coming, not if, but when.
If any of this is occurring while tacking, before you correct, you need to check saddle fit, bridle fit, and your tacking mechanics, as any and all of this could cause these problems.
Once those have been eliminated, then don't make horse move, or hit or yell. When horse swings around to bite, merely raise up your bent arm and let him run head into point of elbow, while you make no indication that anything has happened. No force with this move. Ignore that it is happening. You can also use a stiff brush in hand, or horseshoe nail between knuckles of hand, so that horse runs muzzle into nail/brush and teaches himself not to do it.
But again, I feel you have a lot of holes in your own skills when it comes to handling horses, and you need to fix those, before you try to fix the horse.