Stallion doing weird biting thing
   

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Stallion doing weird biting thing

This is a discussion on Stallion doing weird biting thing within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category
  • Stallion doing
  • Stallion doin his thing

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-29-2011, 12:39 AM
  #1
Banned
Stallion doing weird biting thing

For starters, my stallion is a very very good boy. Very well trained and very respectful.

He's started doing this weird thing. Only when he's in his stall, and only when I go in to put his halter on him, to lead him out to pasture. As I walk in, he starts to bite. Not biting at me, not in my space at all. But he stands there and bites the air over and over. Not cribbing or wind sucking, but just standing there biting and clenching.

What the heck is he doing? And why did he start this all of a sudden? I will try to get a video of it too. Shouldn't be too hard.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    12-29-2011, 12:41 AM
  #2
Trained
Sounds like a stable vice of some sort.
     
    12-29-2011, 01:02 AM
  #3
Banned
Its so weird because he literally just started doing it maybe 2 weeks ago. And NOTHING has changed. We've had him for 6 years, and nothing has changed. I had a mare die about 6 weeks ago, but other then that everything's been consistent.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    12-29-2011, 01:03 AM
  #4
Trained
Probably the reason he invented some way to release endorphins....nothing changed, that's how stable vices are born.
     
    12-29-2011, 01:29 AM
  #5
Banned
So how do I correct it? Or is it something that needs to be corrected?
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    12-29-2011, 02:46 AM
  #6
Weanling
Sounds like he may have developed a stomach ulcer and this is his reaction to the pain - sort of cribbing without actually biting anything.
     
    12-29-2011, 02:52 AM
  #7
Banned
But he doesn't ever do it any other time. The only time he does is it when I'm putting his halter on to bring him out. He doesn't do it when I put his halter on to bring him IN. He doesn't do it at feeding time, or at any other time.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    12-29-2011, 02:53 AM
  #8
Weanling
OK - sounds like a real character.
     
    12-29-2011, 05:15 AM
  #9
Green Broke
Could you get a video of it? What I'm picturing is like a young horse/foal mouthing to an older horse. Basically a submissive gesture.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    12-29-2011, 10:00 PM
  #10
Trained
As long as he's not hurting himself, let him do it, as I can't think of a way to correct a stable vice like that. Does sound kinda different.
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Urgent: Weird Thing rascalboy Horse Health 8 06-24-2012 05:30 PM
weird thing my horse does! HarleyWood Horse Talk 1 10-28-2011 09:04 PM
weird mouth thing thealabamaredhead Horse Health 0 03-02-2011 02:12 AM
Whats your favorite weird thing to eat? Thatgirlsacowboy General Off Topic Discussion 15 08-25-2009 02:18 PM
Weird thing Brickens does mudypony Horse Grooming 11 06-24-2008 12:43 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0