Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
Originally Posted by olegreycowboy
Don't wait to correct the horse for nibbling, because you are too little too late. Correct him with an elbow or forearm for getting into your space. A pretty good bump to the nose, then forget it. It's over. No grudges. If he does it again a few seconds later, a firmer bump to the nose with the elbow or forearm. Then forget it. It's over. Be consistent, be fair, and be insistent. Think like the lead horse. Escalate if you need.
Very well put and absolutely works. We've always handled our mares this way and they always behave when feeding them hay, grain, or apples (their one and only occasional treat).
On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
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