Originally Posted by franknbeans
a well placed, well timed slap on the nose.
Big ol' slap along with a very loud QUIT. Colts tend to be very oral.
You will have a lot of folks telling you to not hit the horse - especially in the face. I do not buy into that. If a horse bites a pasture mate - the pasture mate will bite back or kick. By slapping and using the word QUIT, you are setting the ground work for the short one word commands in training down the road.
Biting and kicking are not acceptable behavior in any age. Our 3 month old filly gets a slap if she tries to nip. Some folks may think it's cute but ask those folks with scars from stitches - or with missing fingers - how cute it is.