If any or all of you who have had success with biting horses, would like to come to my place and sort out my youngster Faith, then you are all more than welcome, and I'll make sure I have the BBQ going with lots of alcohol afterwards!!!
My problem, and I'm sorry to hijack the thread, is that Faith is not scared of ANYTHING or ANYONE!! She will not line you up and lunge, she does the whole, when you're not looking I'll strike. Luckily she has never connected with me, but she has got my husband and he was simply patting her over the fence.
I have tried: growling, smacking (nose, neck, side, practically any area I can reach before she runs off!
) tying her up, running her backwards with a rope halter etc. I now have to carry a piece of poly pipe under my arm on really bad days, when she sees it she knows I mean business as she has had a few, ummmm conversations with it prior. Poly is good as it make a loud sound but doesn't hurt more then smacking (I tested it on myself!)
I am hoping that she will eventually grow out of it (she's 3 now) or at least work out of it when she's under saddle (heading off to the breakers in September) as these are my last two options.
If anyone has any other methods, bar from taping her mouth shut, PLEASE HELP!!