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post #21 of 35 Old 07-08-2009, 05:36 PM
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yep, i agree with all of the above advice. your horse is biting you aggressively and it needs to stop. i'd say smack him hard anywhere that's "fleshy" i.e. shoulder, neck should do the trick. the neck might work best because it will sting a bit (nothing permanent. will just get his attention) and its in easy reach. bc as someone above stated, you have to smack them RIGHT after the bite happens. otherwise, he'll just think you're hitting him for no reason.
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post #22 of 35 Old 07-08-2009, 06:12 PM
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I bit my horse so hard once(he liked to get aggresive) that it took a piece of skin out of him like any other horse would do.

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post #23 of 35 Old 07-08-2009, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by sunny06 View Post
make him think he is going to DIE.
Would you perhaps picked that up from me? I remember saying that quite a bit on HC.

Never the less, I agree. When it comes to safety, screw being a softy, do what works.

Personally, I'd be carrying a crop or a lunge whip with me when working with this horse. Lunge Whip when feeding. If he tries to get in your space beat his punk @ss down. Make him get out of your space FAST. Make him run, make him work. Be big, be loud, be pissed, be SCARY.

Channel your inner hormonal psyco-b**** (we all have one) and make the point that for him, biting=not fun.

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post #24 of 35 Old 07-09-2009, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by HorsesHorses08 View Post
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!!!
OK, this tells me something. There is no way in the world that I'd allow a horse to think he is allowed to bare his teeth at me. I think you've trained your horse to believe that these aggressive behaviors are acceptable. They are not.

This guy needs to learn some respect. This is a dangerous, possibly life threateningly dangerous. Sounds like you need some training help with this one.

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post #25 of 35 Old 07-09-2009, 12:53 AM
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If you do hit a horse I was told once that the only two places to hit a horse was on the muzzle or under the belly because its the only place that they can really "feel it" other wise they just think its a pat.

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thanks for all of the help and ill take any more advice anybody has thanks so much! ill be checking in!
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post #27 of 35 Old 07-09-2009, 09:42 AM
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Do you have a trainer that can help you? If not, look for one that deals with problemed horses and have them come out and give you some ground-training lessons. You need to learn to be assertive with him. Some work in the round pen would be good for you both. If you don't have a round pen, then a small paddock will work just fine.
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post #28 of 35 Old 07-09-2009, 10:12 AM
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Here is a discussion on how to properly discipline your horse (kinda).

Don't be afraid to punch him hard (if you have a dressage whip us it). Biting is not acceptable at all. He could seriously hurt you, and you are more important than the horse. That is exactly how another horse would do it to.

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post #29 of 35 Old 07-09-2009, 10:32 AM
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A good thing to do is scream NO or QUIT. Another is hit him in his sensitive spots. Sensitive areas like his face,wither,tummy,in side legs, and right above the hooves. In those areas you may tickle him ( horses don't like that in sensitive areas) or simply hit him. Those areas are likely going to hurt him since they are sensitive areas. Remember biting should never be acceptable. A horse is much bigger then you and he could seriously hurt you with all the force in him.
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post #30 of 35 Old 07-09-2009, 11:25 AM
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Yelling is fine, but you should do so in a low and assertive voice. Screaming high pitched or hysterical will give the wrong message to your horse.

Also, "no" sounds a lot like "whoa", so I prefer "quit that" or "quit" as my horses are trained that whoa (or ho) is the "stop" command when they're moving forward, and is always said in a nice/calm manner to get a nice/calm stop out of them.
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