Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
For impatient stomping in the young ones, we prefer to just ignore it. They are trying to get your attention and if you ignore it, they soon learn that it won't work on you.
For nipping, what Chella said works fine, and tell them to 'quit' (or whatever word you want), too. Whatever you do, though, don't miss a single opportunity to correct them immediately, even you wind up smacking them with a brush, comb, feed pan, or whatever you have in your hand. Nipping is something very natural to a horse, and you really want to train out of them early or you'll find it much harder to correct later.
On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.