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post #1 of 20 Old 07-01-2008, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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Pony trys hard to bite me!

Spot the pony that I have been riding always trys to bite me! I go into his stall and try to take him out then he lifts his head up and opens his mouth! He's a great horse to ride. Is there anyway to gain trust or anything to stop him from trying to bite? Please help bc I really love this pony and don't want to be afraid of him.

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post #2 of 20 Old 07-01-2008, 01:54 PM
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I know chances are I will get flamed for this so this is just what I would do take it or leave it. If I had a horse trying to bite me I would concider that a respect issue and I would correct it with an elbow to the face/neck where ever the horse ran into it. If I was too close for an elbow to catch him it would be a meaningful slap to the neck followed with a strong NO! It would be an immediate correction. I would then go about my business. Biting in my book is a big no no...I won't tolerate it.

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post #3 of 20 Old 07-01-2008, 01:56 PM
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There are so many biting problems on horseforum!!

Do what I do and twist that bottom lip or pinch it
firmly and say "NO," when he tries biting or does bite.
Even if the problem doesn't stop it should get better.

Also are you sure he's trying to bite when he lift his
Head and opens his mouth? Just making sure.

Also another piece of good advice is never show
Fear to a horse, they know when you are scared
And will run all over you because of it.

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post #4 of 20 Old 07-01-2008, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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What I mean by lifting his head up like when he is in his stall and I have a lesson so I need to get him out he will lift his head up from the food and open his mouth to bite. But the thing is he will do that to like everyone! My trainer told me to watch out for his head bc he bites so I know that its not just me LOL. But could it be a trust isuse? Like he dosent trust people bc he just came from a differnt barn abot 5 weeks ago.

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post #5 of 20 Old 07-01-2008, 02:19 PM
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If its that pronounced, its usually a behavior learned over time.
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post #6 of 20 Old 07-01-2008, 02:21 PM
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I agree with Sara. I think it came from whereever the horse came from. Some don't like lessons and find that if they are difficult they can get out of work. Good luck!

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post #7 of 20 Old 07-01-2008, 02:23 PM
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if they are difficult they can get out of work.

LOL, sounds right to me!

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post #8 of 20 Old 07-01-2008, 04:23 PM
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I wonder if a squirt of foul-tasting liquid (lemon juice, hot pepper, etc.) in his mouth would help? If he actually opens his mouth to bite and everyone is consistent in doing this maybe it would help out. You could leave a squirt bottle at his stable door or with his food or tack or wherever, so everyone remembers to take it with them when they go to see him. Label it "Anti-Bite Juice"
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post #9 of 20 Old 07-01-2008, 05:02 PM
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I would try elbowing him in the neck or chest when he does that. If he doesn't care much for it and continues that's when a stingy slap on the nose comes in. I refuse to get anywhere a horse's face, EVER -but- I know of a trainer who had 60+stitches on the left side of her face after a stallion bit her so.... tho I doubt this pony is this bad, it's not acceptable.
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post #10 of 20 Old 07-01-2008, 06:57 PM
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Playful?

Your pony might be just trying to be playful? Are they aggressive bites? Reward it with a carrot everytime it bites you. LOL jk.

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