Originally Posted by dashygirl
This is one of the problems I have with treats. Some horses begin to "expect" them which can lead to bad habits.
I've never had a biter, until my project Appy, and he was bite free by the time he left me; But then I have always controlled the treats...do they get them everytime? Nope. Do they get them just because I'm playing with them or just because they got caught? Nope... I do treat alot, but NOT when they are looking for it. Alot of times, when I treat a horse it may not even be related to what we are doing...it's just a random motivator, or pick me up; so they never learn to "expect it".