Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel
I haven't tried this... but I thought I would offer a different approach.
Someone on the forums, someone I respect, has used treats to get her horse used to being inched after a bad experience. Basically you cinch as usual, nice and slow and when the horse goes to nip you, they get a treat instead. So it's a nice surprise.
If you do this, you are only rewarding bad behavior and the horse will learn that it is okay to bite someone. The horse will go from trying to nip which being cinched to trying to bite someone at any moment.
If any horse tries to bite me while Im saddling, they all have a way of "acciendtly" running into my elbow.