Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Gloomy Indianapolis
Stud colts are NOTORIOUS for being biters, much worse than fillys IME. You definitely want to nip it in the bud asap though. Push him away, pop his nose with the lead, maneuver your elbow so he hits himself on it. Watch him, normally they give a tiny warning before they try to nip. My boy would act like he was sniffing the ground, get very still and look at me out of the corner of his eye, and then quick as a snake try and grab my leg. When you see it stop the thought before it's completely formed. Working with him in other ways will only help instill your dominance over him. Is he leading yet? Picking up feet? I tend to keep it very simple as far as training a foal until they're weaned, but there are a few things I start very early. Picking up feet, leading, and loading, and not crowding me. Good luck with your little turd!