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        11-30-2011, 09:26 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    Trust me it is from her being fed treats. I had a horse that has never bitten and all of the sudden it started nipping. My nieghbors asked if they coudl feed the horses and I said no. After getting bitten I called the nieghbors and made sure they were not feeding the horses which they denied. One day I walked over the hill with out 1st calling for the horses and I saw the nieghbors running away throwing their treats. They quit feeding after they got caught and my horse quit nipping.
         
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        12-13-2011, 04:06 AM
      #12
    Yearling
    Ugh people who touch other peoples horses bother me!there used to be this lady at my barn who took another horses hay OUT OF HIS FEED BOX and gave it to her horse! The poor horse she was taking hay from was getting skinny but she didn't stop even when asked by both trainers and the horses owner. I mean really ifyou want your horse to be fed more TELL THE BARN or better yet walk thirty feet to get your own hay!
         
        12-13-2011, 10:57 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Samstead    
    Ugh people who touch other peoples horses bother me!there used to be this lady at my barn who took another horses hay OUT OF HIS FEED BOX and gave it to her horse! The poor horse she was taking hay from was getting skinny but she didn't stop even when asked by both trainers and the horses owner. I mean really ifyou want your horse to be fed more TELL THE BARN or better yet walk thirty feet to get your own hay!

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        12-13-2011, 11:01 AM
      #14
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Samstead    
    Ugh people who touch other peoples horses bother me!there used to be this lady at my barn who took another horses hay OUT OF HIS FEED BOX and gave it to her horse! The poor horse she was taking hay from was getting skinny but she didn't stop even when asked by both trainers and the horses owner. I mean really ifyou want your horse to be fed more TELL THE BARN or better yet walk thirty feet to get your own hay!
    That's messed up.. if I was the barn manager, I would have sent her packing if she didn't stop RIGHT AWAY
         
        12-13-2011, 12:17 PM
      #15
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Samstead    
    Ugh people who touch other peoples horses bother me!there used to be this lady at my barn who took another horses hay OUT OF HIS FEED BOX and gave it to her horse! The poor horse she was taking hay from was getting skinny but she didn't stop even when asked by both trainers and the horses owner. I mean really ifyou want your horse to be fed more TELL THE BARN or better yet walk thirty feet to get your own hay!
    I think if someone was doing that to Indie; it'd be a time I'd actually encourage her to bite

    In all seriousness though; that's seriously messed up.
         
        12-13-2011, 02:02 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    In a way I can almost see the YO's position though. Most of the time, when a horse is a biter it is because the owner does not care to correct the problem and the horse turns into a monster. Do I think its right for her to get mad at you, no. But I still see her position. I believe you did the right thing in telling her and also getting after your horse for it. I also believe that stalls where horses can lean their head out makes aggressive horses. Its like a dog behind a chain link fence that can watch everyone go by their property, they become more and more fence aggressive.

    I feed treats by hand to all of my horses, and I have never had any mouthing problems. My horses are far from spoiled and get away with nothing. I think it depends on the horse and is never a definite situation.

    I also do not pet, touch, or give treats to any horses but my own or with owner consent. Though I am not afraid to smack any horse that aims teeth at me or my horse when I'm around. (Though I do avoid horses that I know are aggressive if possible)
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        12-13-2011, 02:36 PM
      #17
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    Originally Posted by Horsesdontlie    
    I feed treats by hand to all of my horses, and I have never had any mouthing problems. I think it depends on the horse and is never a definite situation.

    THIS!!!!


    When we bought Beau, he was a 5 yr. Old fresh off the track with
    a horrible biting problem!! He would bite for no reason, even when treats weren't involved. He would just walk up to you and bite.....

    We started a long and tedious "no bite campaign", teaching him biting humans is a big NO NO. Here we are 2 yrs. Later and he is no longer a biter.


    BUT here's the shocker, we have always fed him treats by hand, and still do.
    We were warned by well meaning people that this would make him bite more....but being stubborn, we stayed the course with the no bite campaign and our preferred way of feeding treats - by hand.

    Happily, he is NOW a totally bite free horse DESPITE being fed by hand....

    So I agree, hand feeding treats does not necessarily mean every horse will become a biter...


    I agree with the others that people should not just walk up and feed another person's horse treats. We board at a private residence farm and there are no other boarders so we don't have that problem.....but feeding a horse that isn't your own treats is not only a terrible breach of etiquette, it can be dangerous to the person, OR THE HORSE. Don't people realize you can KILL a horse with treats?? What if they have IR, or are like Beau who is a severe choke risk. His apples and carrots are cut to specific sizes....someone giving him a hunk of apple or carrot that is too big could make him choke again. Even his bite sized horse treats are cut down to a specific size. Having people feed him treats at random could kill him....

    Not only is this issue a breach of etiquette, it is another example of people just not bothering to stop and THINK!! JMO
         
        12-13-2011, 02:58 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    I am increasingly learning how lucky I am not to have to board my horses. I'm glad I don't have to deal with boarders complaining all the time.
         

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