My colt is now 2 months old and he is getting very mouthy with everything - other horses, stall door, and now the lead rope. When I lead him he is taking the lead rope into his mouth and pulling on it like a puppy. Can I get some specifics on how to stop this behavior with the lead rope? If I hold the rope directly at the snap he of course can't reach it to mouth it as we walk. Is it as simple holding the rope there so he can't reach it or should I be making it more of a lesson in not mouthing? If so, how?
Thanks for your help!