Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
that's is a respect issue then. He's saying "you are not allowed in my space, don't come near me". Sometimes my TB does this. Usually a nice long session in the round pen with lots of changing directions and changing gaits works well to cure it.
However, I do agree that if he does actually get you, even if its just grazing teeth, wallop him on the muzzle. You have to do it within the first three seconds after you've been bitten, or it doesn't count. Horses don't think like people, he won't understand you ignoring him since this is not attention seeking behavior, he'll just take it as a sign that he can get away with it.