Originally Posted by HorsesHorses08
Help!! I have a horse iv had for almost a year and we brought him home and he started biting me. The first timme was really bad because he got me in the throat. It left a ugly mark to. Now he's biting me all the time. Anybody have any advice??
BEAT HIM! Yell, scream, get "big", and whoop his monkey butt until he's backing away from you as fast as he can.
Since he's now learned that he can bite, this will take some time to fix. You need to be SUPER consistent with him. Watch him carefully, but feel confident that you CAN over come this. If you're scared, he will see that as weakness and he will not learn.
As soon as he pins his ears or makes any move like he's going to bite, you need to get big, yell at him in a stern and low voice (QUIT THAT), and back him out of your space. If he opens his mouth like he's going to bite, use whatever is in your hand, do the above, plus smack the cr@p out of him (chest and shoulder is preferable, but any available piece of horse will do, lol). You canNOT tolerate even one little bit of aggressive behavior out of him.
This kind of behavior is one of the only times I will condone and advise "hitting" a horse. You need to "buck up", grow come cajones, be CONFIDENT, and teach him who's boss. If you're not up to the challenge, then you NEED to sell him or give him away before he really hurts you or someone else.
I would also have the vet give him a good once over, checking for pain and running blood for chemical or hormonal imbalances. If he's on any grain, STOP. If he gets Alfalfa hay, switch to grass or timothy hay. High energy feeds or horses that have feed sensitivities can display poor behavior.