Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares
Yup. I'll also add that sometimes folks are caught offguard and 'miss' the opportunity to correct because they don't want to smack a certain place/way. If a horse tries to bite me and my hands are full, it will get a smack with a feed pan, manure fork, or whatever I am carrying.
Me too. Same goes for a horse that turns its butt to me. If the horse is still learning to face me I'll cut some slack and maybe ask them to yeild their hind end away, but if I even smell the threat of a kick, whatever I have in my hand is going straight for that butt! They learn pretty quick that it's a lot easier to just stand quietly =)
This isn't a problem that should take a year to solve. If you make your correction (I would smack the offending body part- in your situation the mouth/nose/face) and the horse still trys again your correction wasn't strong enough- you need to up the pressure. It needs to be very clear that nippiny you = VERY BAD!