very, very, VERY mouthy pony!
I am breaking in a 4 1/2 year old 11 hand pony who is EXTREMELY mouthy! He isn't nasty, in fact, he's got a really sweet temperament and I think he just wants to play. I don't want to hit him everytime he does it because he hasn't been handled much and I believe this approach could make him headshy. He chews absoultely everything! I've try bumping his nose away with my elbow etc but he keeps coming back and trying to chew again! Arrgghhh! Its so frustrating! Everything else in the breaking-in process is going perfectly. Please help!
When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ~William Shakespeare