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post #11 of 35 Old 07-08-2009, 03:16 AM
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You need to bite him back. Yes, I am serious. Every biter I've ever been around was cured with a good bite back. Horses do it in nature, so naturally it works.
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post #12 of 35 Old 07-08-2009, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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What triggers him to bite is if i am giving him a bath and he bares his teeth at he than he gets slapped in the shoulder whit the lead rope. When he bit me on the throat it was in the pasture. i was showing him the water bucket and he wanted to eat and i wouldnt let him, so he lunged for my throat. He dosen't lay his ears back when be bits he just kinda goes for it. hopefully his had behavior dosen't rub of onmy thoroughbred! that one will be hard to fix!!!
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post #13 of 35 Old 07-08-2009, 10:43 AM
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What triggers him to bite is if i am giving him a bath and he bares his teeth at he than he gets slapped in the shoulder whit the lead rope. When he bit me on the throat it was in the pasture. i was showing him the water bucket and he wanted to eat and i wouldnt let him, so he lunged for my throat. He dosen't lay his ears back when be bits he just kinda goes for it. hopefully his had behavior dosen't rub of onmy thoroughbred! that one will be hard to fix!!!
Sounds like he's a being a punk @$$. YOU need to demand his respect and obedience. You are not his toy or playmate, you are the boss. You need to start acting like the boss and make him behave. This is all on you, not him. You can either change your own behavior, or you need to get rid of him.
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post #14 of 35 Old 07-08-2009, 10:52 AM
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Take a thumb-tack, and whenever he bites you, stab him in the nose with it. Make it as subtle as you can so he won't know it's you, so it won't make him 'nose shy' or anything. Now if he's being out-right agressive, let him know it is you. NO horse should be out-right agressive. If he continues, I'd sell him in a heart-beat.

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When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on for dear life.
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post #15 of 35 Old 07-08-2009, 11:17 AM
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my three year old had a HUGE biting issue when i got him. it was the baby biting but than started to get really bad at feeding time. he came after me one day when i was giving him his grain and got me on the cheek. well i tell you what i got after him and slapped him in the nose and yelled so loud he backed away from me why i moved towards him untill he could go no further in his stall. the entire time blood running down my face..Well that was 6 months ago and he has NEVER tried to bite again and i tell you what i have never gotten after any horse like this before but it worked.I am safer now and he respects me..He is my baby and I love him to death but it needed to be done...GET MEAN .good luck
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post #16 of 35 Old 07-08-2009, 11:20 AM
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^^ YES! Get MEAN!! That is the key! For those 3 seconds, make him think he is going to DIE.

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When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on for dear life.
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post #17 of 35 Old 07-08-2009, 11:24 AM
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^^ YES! Get MEAN!! That is the key! For those 3 seconds, make him think he is going to DIE.

baaaaaaahhhhhhaaaaa......yes make him get that look in his eye where he says "holy cow she going to kick my butt"
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post #18 of 35 Old 07-08-2009, 12:08 PM
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You need to bite him back. Yes, I am serious. Every biter I've ever been around was cured with a good bite back. Horses do it in nature, so naturally it works.
An old cowboy friend of mine did that to a biter. He grabbed him around the neck snagged his ear and bit the tip of it off


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post #19 of 35 Old 07-08-2009, 02:32 PM
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Hey there...
While like another poster said i don't really like to smak a horse either but biting?? No way would I even deal with this behavior. I would do what is necessary to ge the job done.
I have used the ol' thumbtack thing but with this horse I feel it is way more of an aggressive deal than that method will allow for.
I think that some groundwork and respect excercises are for sure a must with this horse.
One thing I would do when ever working around this horse is to never put my hand down....I would always have a stance where my hand was available as soon as the slightest hint of a bite was coming my hand would be there ready and waiting.....If there was a bite coming the smack would seem to the horse as if he sort of "ran into it" ....if the bite already took place a big smack would follow...Not to the point like others have said that head hsyness becomes and issue but this is a very disrespectful and dangerous issue.
You did not mention how old this horse is or if he is gelded or not??? Another thing to consider is that sometimes certain horses just are not suited for certain people....this is a possibility. What else do you know about his backround? What was going on before you purchased this horse? Has he just in the past year started the biting issue or was this something that you knew about prior to the purchase?
I think if I were in your shoes i would seek some advis from a trainer who has dealt with really naughty nasty problem horses and get them to start helping you ...start on the ground...the more of a respect you have there the better it will be under saddle.
I am shocked this animal got to your throat...This is so very dangerous, and if you do not have it within you to correct it then I would get someone to work with you and the horse. Another thing this horse does is he senses your emotions....Something you might want to do is really be aware of the types of vibes and emotions your sending out. Horses and other animals are very sensitive to these things....
I hope this helped some
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post #20 of 35 Old 07-08-2009, 02:49 PM
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Bite him back. Fo Sho.

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