Originally Posted by trampis
She is a 2 y/o. It is not a very aggressive bite, more of an 'I'm irritated that you want to put that thing on my face' kind of bite. I only pop her right after she bites and continue working with her. After the pop though, she certainly seems to not want to work with me because I was rude. I will stop popping and try your suggestions. Thanks
Horses do not think in those terms. They are flight animals, and think in terms of action and reaction. A 2 year old that nips will become a 10 year old that bites if it is allowed to continue. A child that was just repremanded for something may sulk for a moment or two but the discipline was appropriate.
If a horse of any age goes to nip, you have 1 or 2 seconds to correct it and a bop on the nose with the hand that he just went to bite is totally appropriate. Going at him yelling and making him think that he is going to die is also appropriate. You can not harm a horse the way they kick and bite each other but it must be immediate, once, and over. Continuing to hit the horse is what causes problems.