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    10-16-2010, 09:32 PM
  #41
Foal
Just the same as I do if my cat claws me , I could never hit my horse or cat
     
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    10-16-2010, 10:20 PM
  #42
Green Broke
Sunny used to bite when I was grooming her--especially when I was bent over picking her feet.

Whenever I felt her head turning back toward me I would put the wooden side of a brush toward her face so that when she turned she got a brush in her cheek. It didn't take long for her to learn.
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    10-16-2010, 10:40 PM
  #43
Foal
If it's a real bite I slap them on the neck and yell "HEY!" There is a big difference between being mouthy and biting.
     
    01-09-2011, 12:33 AM
  #44
Foal
I was returning a water bucket to a stall at the barn I volunteer at and the horse(pony) who was in the stall was one of the sweetest ponies there. I was used to him and stuff and I always give him a little pat when I see him. So before I left the stall I give him a little pat on the neck and he just freak and snapped at my face(luckily missed) and snapped again and bite my arm. It was my first time getting bit by a horse, and he was still freaking out so I got out of the stall. I know I was suposed to punish him in some way (at our barn we are told to give the horse a little tap on the belly if they are being bad), but I didn't, and kinda feel bad and now i'm worried he might do it do one of the kids who has to ride him.... TT.TT
     
    01-09-2011, 02:54 AM
  #45
Banned
This might not be popular, but if Lucas bit me he would get a **** hard slap and then I would herd him off being as big as I could.
I didn't read all the pages, so this has probably been said, but if a horse bites a more dominant horse, they will get a kick or a bite back and ran off.

I had not owned Lucas for long when he charged at me as I was letting him in to feed, ears back canter straight at me. I was against the barn so had little way out, but I still had a metal food scoop in my hand which I threw at him with all my mite. Maybe that's cruel, but he has never charged at me since and he is safe and sane. Horses can be cuddly lovely things, but they could also kill you.
     
    01-09-2011, 03:44 AM
  #46
Weanling
If my horse EVER came at me with his giant draft mouth I would slap him immediately.
Discipline him the first time and he never does it again. That's just the way it works with ones that aren't quite as bright.
But my horse would never do that because he doesn't realize he can do that to people. I also have taught him personal space because he's a big guy and he could do damage to me if he chose to break my personal bubble. I can just imagine the horror of him biting/rubbing his big noggin on a little kid at the barn... o_o
BUT anyway
Biting horse=slap/discipline
No slap/discipline="Hey I can get away with this!"
     
    01-09-2011, 03:53 AM
  #47
Green Broke
My QH had a nasty habit of biting when you put a saddle on her. She got a very hard elbow to the nose a couple times, hasn't ever tried biting since then and she is beyond un-head shy. She will literally lower her head almost to the ground so a small kiddo can brush or halter her, she just had a crappy attitude from mishandling by a prior owner and was seeing what she could get away with.

I have a 4yr old whose somewhat nippy (getting MUCH better). He's not being mean, just very oral and testing out his boundaries. Any mouthing whatsoever from him and he gets poked in the nose (and not softly). He figured out that mouthing wasn't acceptable and tried bashing my trainer with his head the other night. Oh what a mistake that was, since he was alone in the round pen at the time, he promptly received a very good workout session. Doubt he'll try that one again.
     

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